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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Big Exercise Day today

We started our day today with a big run as soon as we were out of bed and the paper read. Mike and I ran together for a change which I always enjoy - usually he is running way ahead of me and I lose motivation as he gets farther and farther away. It was really nice out, kind of cool, but I warmed up quickly as we got going. It was a big run for me today, 4.23 miles, and I think I did pretty well. When we got home, Janet called to set up another Sunday ladies ride, so shortly after noon, we took off on our bikes. We headed through Rockport Park and onto the bike trail to Afton and then onward to Turtle and Shopiere. We headed back a little differently, trying out the new pavement on Read road and picking up the bike trail to Hayner Road and back to my house. All told, we biked 33.29 miles this afternoon and it felt GREAT.
I suspect today was our last hoorah for getting outside much, especially on the bikes. The funny thing is, I had no idea how to dress for a warm (50's) almost December day. I left the house in a performance tank, 2 long sleeved driFit tops, and a florescent wind breaker. I had on bike shorts with tights over the top and neoprene booties over my shoes. I had lots of other equipment tucked into the waist band of my pants - a balacava, a hankie to use to cover my face, extra gloves, and lots of other goodies. I ended up needing none of this extra equipment and wishing I could strip off several of the other layers.
On this beautiful Thanksgiving weekend, I am especially thankful for the opportunity to get outside and enjoy being outdoors with my family and friends.

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