We made it to Michigan at midnight last night and we were all exhausted. We watched some tv to unwind and then crashed in bed. What a way to spend a Friday night.
I let myself sleep in a little bit this morning and then I headed out for my first brick. I was riding my mom’s mountain bike that’s a little too big for me and she didn’t have a helmet (so unsafe- Mom are you reading this?) so I took it slow and rode on sidewalks when possible. I ended up riding for a little under an hour and covered over 12 miles. I’m honestly hoping to cut this down to under 40 minutes but given the circumstances I’m not upset.
I dropped off the bike, drank a glass of water, and then headed out for a mile run. I know it sounds silly to go for such a short run but as this will be the first week that I’m running 6 days since my injury and its my first week of tri training and my first brick ever, I wanted to take it easy.
My run was fine, I ended up running a 7:20 min/mile but it seriously took me a good half of a mile to feel normal. When I started out I felt like I had taken a couple of tequila shots and then tried to go for a run ;). I was disoriented and my legs felt like jello! It totally humbled me- I definitely need to incorporate more bricks in my training!
After my workout, I got Ian out of bed and we went to meet Brian, one of my oldest and best friends, for lunch at a vegetarian/vegan restaurant called the Inn Season Cafe.
I ordered a quinoa brown rice salad with carrots, walnuts, and lots of other chopped veggies. I also had a cup of coffee… mmm caffeine!
It was really good. I ate about half and packed the rest up to go!
I love spending time with Brian and look forward catching up with him when I get a chance. He went to college in Boston and we haven’t really caught up since my trip, so we had a lot to talk about today.
This was us at our senior prom- I can’t believe how long ago that was!
After lunch Ian and I walked around the downtown area and then stopped at Sonic so Ian could order a cream slush.
Plans for the rest of the day include relaxing, maybe going to a cycle shop to pick up some shorts, and then dinner at one of my favorite childhood tex mex places.
Have a great Saturday!