Yep, this is my life.
Actually, he did oblige and actually smiled in one of them! That is a rare thing. I haven't shared much about my partner in crime for the last 22 years. He's my best friend and confidant and my biggest cheerleader. I suspect he would put on a cheerleader costume if I asked him to. It was a gorgeous day for a ride and I wanted to show him the wooded trail that Dallas and I found last year.
First we had some business! This weekend is the St. James Sip-n-Savor. This is the end-all-be-all in my little town. What isn't perfect about tasting tons of wines and beer? Seriously, this really is the only event my town of 4000 throws annually that I can get on board with. It's the one time of year I can walk into town and feel like I'm transported somewhere NOT in the middle of nowhere. We literally walk up there (that's how close I live to Main Street) ...makes it easier to
The point is, I had to go pick up my ticket! So first we rode up to the Chamber of Commerce to get my golden ticket for wine!
It was just as beautiful as I remember it, I think I'm ready to run it! I have avoided it because all the way round trip, including huge hills, it's about 8 miles. I do think I could run part of it and turn around though. I said to Rey, "It feels like we are in the middle of the woods! I love this!" and he replied, "That's because we ARE in the middle of the woods." LOL. They really did just make a path through the woods. It's so beautiful.
When we got to the end of the path, you are dumped in a valley where you are forced to turn around and go back up or go straight and go up a road. Either way, it's massively hilly, so my legs are properly cross trained today! A few pictures of the scenery and PART of the hill, looking down.
Shew! We had to walk the bikes a couple times. Rey told me to go ahead at one point but I wasn't going to leave him. The great thing is that now he thinks I'm some sort of cardio-goddess...and that can never be a bad thing for your husband to think, right? ;)
It was a fantastic ride and so nice to spend time together in the sunshine! I am normally thinking about running the whole time when I cross train, but today I really just enjoyed biking. It was nice!
I promise that my deep thoughts on how running is changing me on the inside will be coming soon.
Do you like cross training? What's your favorite cross training activity?