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Sunday a group of friends were organizing a ride. I didn’t feel like joining them. However, I did feel like going for a run. So I did.

I ran 4 miles around the Baxter Boulevard, only stopping to grab a quick drink at each of the three water fountains. That’s not half bad for someone that hasn’t done any running since before cycling season.

This is the time of year I wind down with cycling and explore other workout options such as walking or running. Last November I even ran my first 5K. I’m considering another race this fall. Although just running a bit on my own is just as good.

I jokingly told a friend that the following day I probably wouldn’t be able to walk. I hate it when I’m right.

I had a really bad case of the DOMS Monday. I hobbled around the office all day. Not only did my quads, hamstrings, and glutes hurt, but my abs also hurt from the situps I did after the run.

I am a stupid enthusiastic fool!

I managed a walk Monday evening. I started out very slow but picked it up after a while because my legs were finally stretching out. I think it worked because today I was much less sore.

I’ll run again as soon as I can. It’s good strength training, my ultimate goal for next year. I might even manage to lose a few pounds in the process.

October Weather

Despite the lovely weather this week, my husband and I have only walked once. It was Tuesday when we walked “the Boulevard” (Baxter Boulevard). The lighting was so incredible I had to take a couple pictures with the phone.

I snapped this one of my husband when he didn’t realize I was shooting so close to him:

This time of year the weather can be chilly or very warm. Last week it was chilly but luckily we’ve had a taste of the warmer temperatures at the end of the week with temps in the low 70’s. Great biking weather, even though I haven’t had an opportunity to be on the bike, not to mention that the sun sets so early that any ride would be rather short.

We are off to the Grand Prix of Gloucester tomorrow to cheer on some local racers. I’m sure we’ll come back with tons of photos and a recap for the blog. I also have a couple more posts from our return trip back from Bar Harbor. Check back again for them!

Squeeze ‘Em in When You Can

Yesterday the weather finally cooperated enough to ride to/from work on the bike. It was a very beautiful ride home. I reflected on the fact that it’s so cool to be able to power yourself to and from work by your own pedal strokes. Awesome!

It was so nice that I should have gone for a longer bike ride after work but I was just so tired. Where has my mojo gone?

Today I was up early and I decided to hit the bike for an early morning ride, albeit short. The morning was spectacular. I regretted not bringing my camera. On the way back around the boulevard I thought I’d try to take a couple pictures with my relatively new phone. Not bad!