Studying, running and riding sometimes aren’t a good mix. Meaning the time it takes. I have a love hate relationship with studying. I love learning something new, but sometimes hate the time it takes to learn. Trying to pack everything in is daunting at times. I finish my boards at the end of the month and I’ll be one happy puppy.
I pretty much hit the ground running when I moved to Arizona. I’m one of these people who don’t like to be out too long in a transition. Seven months of change I’m ready to get back to normalcy. I’ll be one of those people who just can’t seem to retire or I’ll have to just travel.
This month is turning out to be a good one for miles. I’ve been increasing my running due to the cooler temperatures and even went on my first group ride. The ride was interesting. It was a beginners ride and about 10 people showed up. Good grouping of people and even a small girl of 10 ~ who mind you was getting ready for her first triathlon. Yeah, let that sink in for a minute. It was nice to be around like minded people and the route was new for me. I learned the basics of riding in a group which I will say isn’t very easy. The speed was supposed to between 12 – 13 but really ended up being a little slower ~ thus the caterpillar effect. Reminded me of my days in the Army running in formation. Nothing worse than the fast then slow running style. I’m riding at about 13 – 15 mph so this was a little slow for me. Plus I almost rammed into the guy in front of me a couple of times. So “checking” out is not allowed when riding. I did learn the hand signals which can also be hard when you’re trying to steer and stop! It was a successful ride and I’m glad I participated and I would like to try again, maybe the intermediate group would be a better fit at this time.
I was able to complete 60.33 miles and that brings me to a total of 98.01 for the month so far. Still a couple of days left to make it to 100! There are 8,483.67 miles spookily remaining. Happy Miles to You!