Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Play by Play

Getting Ready to Ride

In Motion

Week of August 14, 2011:

Bike: Tuesday

Run: Sunday

Yoga: Monday (Hot-Power Fusion #1)

A little midweek play-by play:

* Sunday run:  I did a solid, 20-minute “long run” on the treadmill, and it felt great.  I got a little tired by the 15-minute mark, but overall, I’m happy to be increasing my run times little by little.

* Monday yoga:  I tried a new-to-me yoga session (see above) and got lost a few times.  I don’t think the cues were very good in this one because when I got lost, I had literally no idea what I was supposed to be doing.  Absolutely NO CLUE.  But I enjoyed what I could follow, and when I got lost, I did some warrior poses and spent some time in child’s pose because I was feeling very tired toward the end.  Next time, I’ll check out the pose guide and hopefully that will help me transition into these mystery poses.

* Tuesday bike:  The usual bike commute.  In the morning, it wasn’t too hot, but it was very, very humid.  I was sweating buckets by the time I got to work.  My evening ride home was very hot, too hot for me really, but the heat did give me a good excuse to stop at the store for a few things.  I am so happy that there are only 14 days left in August!  I am ready for cooler weather, and I think my face is too.  I seem to be breaking out right now, and I can’t imagine that the heat is helping my skin.  Oy.

On a slightly related note, can I just say how much I like cycling in my wedges?  They’re so comfortable to wear on the bike, which surprises me because I think of them as dressy shoes, but they work really well.  Here's a previous look at my daring footware.  One of these days I’ll take a photo so you can see them from the side.

Happy training, friends!  I hope you are feeling fit and healthy these days.


  1. I have been wanting to take some panda shots on my bike, but I admit that the idea makes me feel a little self-conscious. Will one of my students or colleagues spy me vainly snapping my sexy shoes peddling away and think I'm totally self-absorbed or crazy?

  2. Raquelita, you should totally do it! Especially with your amazing shoe collection. But I understand your fears because I've wondered the same thing when doing pictures on campus after work. Maybe you could try doing them in a more secluded spot or wait until you are off campus? You could work up to doing bike photos in a more open area.