So my workouts lately haven’t really amount to that much, but I have a good excuse….we are moving into our new house! We have had about 2 weeks to paint and slowly move things. The movers come in 2 days and I’ve basically been counting moving things to the car and carrying them to the car as my workouts. We’re super excited to move into our own place and to be in the suburbs (I think). I am most excited about having a safer place to run. Our new neighborhood has trails around lakes, street lamps and quieter streets in general. I will miss our close proximity to work and that’s about it for the old
I did get 1 workout in the past 2 weeks-a training ride for the MS150. The MS150 is a ride from Houston to Austin that is a pretty huge event. I think it’s around 180 miles total in 2 days so there is a training series you can sign up for to get yourself ready for it.
I attended the first ride which was in Katy, approximately 30 minutes from my house. That was back on January 18th. I ended up doing the 28 mile ride, which wasn’t too bad other than the headwind for the last 8 miles on a rough road. It was actually the same route I did for the tour de donut, so I knew what to expect.
I skipped the 2nd ride because we were trying to get all of our painting done. We did with only 1 person (well animal) ended up with paint on them when they decided to take a nap up against the wall
The 3rd ride was in Sealy, TX, about an hour west of Houston and with a little more hills. The hills really aren’t hills compared to anywhere but the south, but when you’ve only been riding the flats they seem huge. My friend Caroline and I opted for the 44 mile ride to work on our endurance. Again not a great day for riding. Sidewind or headwind for about 40 of the 44 miles, which was pretty rough. I really struggled the last 10 miles from the last rest stop. It’s pretty discouraging when you look down and only see yourself going 9 MPH 😦 I even considered dropping out of the MS150 (you know all the crazy things that go through your mind when you’re in pain). I successfully made it back to the start, had to get on my bike and ride 1.5 miles back to my car. We drove to Panera and I had the delicious Fontina grilled cheese and tomato soup. I finished the drive home, showered and napped the rest of the day.
I’m hoping to get into a better workout routine once we move, but we’re going to be having our floors done starting next Wednesday so I’m sure that will throw off our routine a little. Hoping to at least do all the training rides until the MS150 as a goal