Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bike More= Blog Less

If you ever notice that I have been blogging less frequently, chances are it is because I am cycling more. In the past month or so I have been training for my first century (100 mile) ride of the year. It is called Little Red Riding Hood and it is THIS Saturday!

Typically I only get to go on rides that are 15-20 miles because that is all I have time for. But I needed to get in longer ride to get my body ready. That way doing 100 miles in one day doesn't kill me! So on Memorial Day, my Honey and I went on 50 mile ride in preparation for my 100 miles. I am so lucky to have a husband who shares my interests and is willing to torture himself for 50 miles in my behalf.

 We took our kids to a friend's house in Spanish Fork to play, and we left from her house and rode around West Mountain. It was a really great day to ride! The weather was nice and it was beautiful on the west side of the mountain.

I couldn't get over how beautifully green-blue the lake was, especially when contrasted with the pink bushes and the dark green reeds in the water. When I lamented the fact that I did not have my camera, my Honey suggested that I stop and take some pictures with my phone. Duh!

I am so glad we took the time to take some pictures! It was gorgeous, and now I have pictures to remind me of the fun time we had out riding together. With three little kiddos, we don't get to go out together very often.

We finished our 50 miles in 3 hours. We were pretty tired after that! Apparently we were not the only ones who had fun and were tired.

I may go on one more short ride this week, just to stretch my legs. Friday we will drive to Logan, and Saturday is the big ride. I am really excited because this year will be the first time I have friends to ride with!  Wahoo! Wish me luck!

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  1. Yay, I'm so glad you got a long ride in! I'm so looking forward to this Saturday. Good luck, to you and to me!

  2. Wow, that's quite an endeavor. Good luck!

    Beautiful pics ;)

  3. What a beautiful view you had on your ride!! And how stinkin' cute are those little pig tails?!

  4. Impressive! Love the pics, especially the sleepyhead. :)

  5. Great pictures! Best of luck to you in your big race! Wow, 100 miles is A LOT :)

  6. I think it's awesome that your husband is into cycling too! I bet it makes training much more fun!
    I love it how kids can just fall asleep where ever they are planted. Too cute!

  7. OMG 50 miles I wouldn't be able to walk after that. Good luck and I love the photos.

  8. Wow! Beautiful photo of the lake.

  9. ur right, exercise is better than blogging

    verification makes it really hard to comment. you'd get more comments if you turned it off. i had to do this several times to get it to work.

  10. Great photos. So awesome. Way to go.

  11. Beautiful pictures! I can't believe those were taken with a phone. I don't know how you manage to ride with the kids. Great activity though. Good luck this weekend!