I woke up again at 5:28 and rolled back over again.
Finally, I woke up at 6:22 and decided it was time to get up. I didn't have to get up for work. I would have been up at 6am for that. But I still had work to get done. And we're not talking errands, cleaning, cooking, or parties. Today was pretty darn close to a full work day. It was just a little different type of work.
So at 9am, I clocked in for a 6-7 hour work day.
|My "office" chair.|
|My meals on wheels lunch box.|
|A horrid hill that is great coming back down!|
|Farmington community garden. I love riding by this!|
|There are always people out working in their little plot.|
|Rode by the Rails to Trails (goes all the way up into MA)|
|Up to Collinsville along the Farmington River|
|Past the boat rentals|
About one mile later, I turned around in New Hartford and headed back the exact way I came.
|I stopped at a toy airfield across from the gardens to pee|
|I've always loved the color of this... garage?|
|Doesn't match the house, but oh-well.|
I made it home in a total of 2:25:xx. With a 5 hour ride on the schedule and my internal OCD about comparing data, I decided to head right back out for a second trip along the same route.
|Back out for O&B trip #2 and the skies are getting grey!|
It actually started raining towards the end of the first trip and was on & off throughout the second. I had been iffy about the weather beforehand, but turns out it was great. I stayed cool and that probably helped me keep up the intensity throughout!
|Turn around in New Hartford|
|Stopped in for a couple waters & a bathroom break.|
|No fishers today. It's usually lined with people!|
When I approached my driveway, I saw that I'd be at roughly 88.5 miles with about 9 minutes to go. I kept riding. A little extra out & back and I tipped the scale for 90 miles! BOOM!!
|Not a bad day if I do say so myself! SO PUMPED!!|
|Helmet hair! GOD that mop needs to be trimmed!|
After a 5 hour ride (plus 30 minutes for lights and traffic), I went out for a 4 mile brick run. In total, I put in a 6.5 hour work day. Not bad for a holiday!
There's no paycheck.
There's no time clock.
There's no lunch break or scheduled reviews.
But when you finish, you have an ample excuse for a big meal and a nap.
No complaints here!!
1. What did you do for the 4th of July??
It rained here (obviously) so a lot of get togethers are pushed to the weekend. I already ate and am now going to take a nap. #exciting
2. Have you had any really good mental/motivational workouts lately?
I had a really good HOT run earlier this week and now a really good long bike. I'm a happy camper!
3. Does rain alter your workout plans?
As long as it's not thunder/lightning, hail, too cold, or really low visibility, I'll be out there!
DREAM. BELIEVE. ACHIEVE.