It's been a while! I did my big ride (big to me) and just disappear. Well, I have been riding, but no big rides, and my spring quarter MBA program was a little more work than I expected, so I took a little hiatus from the blog. Now that the quarter is done from school and I have the summer off, I plan to ride more and get into longer rides.
My goal is to do a 50 miler in September before I start the fall quarter at Seattle University. So I plan to continue to ride and build towards the 50 miler. I plan to ride from Marymoor Park in Redmond, along the Sammamish River Trail to the Burk Gilman Trail and end up at Gasworks Park in Seattle. That is a little over 25 miles, so they I will ride back. It is pretty flat and a good ride. I used to do that ride when I was in college for fun.
So, like I said, I have been riding, but mostly shorter rides around my neighborhood. There are a couple parks near me and I can take a relatively short ride and still get a workout from the hills and pushing my big body up them! When I left work today, it was sunny and a lot warmer than I expected. I got home around 5pm and decided I would do one of my short rides. The plan was a route that is a little less than two miles, but has a couple nice hills. I rode to one of the parks and started a long hill, when.... thunder cracked out and the wind hit the woods I was riding in with a wave of sound, wind and rain hitting the trees. I was not at all prepared for rain, so I found a trail that would get me home a little quicker and, I believe, a little less wet. I am a fair weathered rider after all. Don't know where that rain came from all of a sudden, oh well.
I will try to post more, I was a little disappointing weighing myself, I gained a few pounds back (actually 4.5 lbs) of the 17 I had lost. I will have to pick it up. I was easy not to ride when I was busy with school, however that is precisely why I should have been riding. It is a good stress reliever!
Until next time, ride on!!