Sunday, May 9, 2010

Tired, Sunburned, and Happy

On Friday afternoon, I was able to get on my bike for a decent ride. This was a big deal, because I really haven't been on my bike since early March!!

I decided on a route with some serious climbs. It was exhausting, but satisfying. I ended up doing 19 miles total and met up with Husband to ride home for the final 5 or so. Here's the profile:



Yeah, those hills were challenging, and I was pretty slow going up, but I did it!

Saturday morning I went out for my 8 mile run. The weather was beautiful, but I was really struggling the whole way. It was one of those runs that just *sucked*. It certainly didn't help that I was out there solo, no friends on the trail for motivation. I couldn't figure out why it was so awful, but now I'm thinking that maybe that bike ride Friday afternoon may have had something to do with it?

This afternoon, Husband & I went out for another bike ride. This time ~25.5 miles on much flatter terain. For some stupid reason, I failed to apply sunscreen. Ouch. Don't think I'll make that mistake again any time soon.

As today is Mother's Day, I was showered with gifts when I got home from the bike ride.

Son put a lot of thought into finding some music that he thought I would enjoy and got me a CD. He also asked if there was something that I would like to do. Yes! I asked if we could load the dogs in the car and take them down to the ditch bank for a walk. And so we did. Bliss!

Daughter got home from work just before we came back with the dogs. She cleverly put some dark chocolates and a card that she made on my pillow. She also sat me down to tell me some of the reasons why she appreciates me. Given that she's a teenager, that was truly special.

I also found some Godiva raspberry and dark chocolate truffles in a gift bag by my computer. Those must be from Husband, who is also making dinner tonight (Chicken Mole) by request.

And that, my friends, is the story behind being Tired, Sunburned, and Happy.

27 comments:

  1. Great job on the workouts! Glad you had a nice Mother's Day... despite the sunburn! (don't forget the SPR next time!)

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  2. Happy Mother's Day, you totally got spoiled! My mouth watered reading about those truffles.. oh yum :) Yay for getting out on the bike, and for the reminder about sunscreen! Owww.

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  3. Great workouts! Way to tackle the hills! You sure racked up the distance over the weekend between your run and rides.

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  4. Great workouts! Holy hills!
    Glad your mom's day was awesome.

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  5. Sounds like a great weekend! Those are some hills! WOW!

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  6. Sounds like a super tiring weekend! And yeah some runs just suck :( too bad you didn't have someone to share the misery with lol.

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  7. The ONLY thing that makes hills fun is the descent afterwards!!

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  8. Woo hoo! Rockstar workout weekend and props from the family for being such a great mom, it does not get better than that!

    Great job!

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  9. Isn't it nice to be appreciated :-) Happy late Mother's Day!

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  10. sounds like some great workouts !!!!

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  11. Holy crap those hills are huge! Nice j ob on some great workouts!

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  12. Your kids sound great.
    Hope the sunburn is feeling better today!

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  13. You rmother's day request to load up the dogs and go for a walk sounded EXACTLY like my mom! Glad you had a good Mother's Day!

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  14. Sounds like an absolutely fabulous weekend!

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  15. Sounds like a perfectly great weekend!

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  16. Happy Mother's Day great job on the hilly run!!!

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  17. Hi Lisa,
    I would love to go for a 19 mile bike ride. We have so many awesome trails here and I get so jealous when I see all of the bikers enjoying their rides:) I need to get a bike! I have been spending way too much money on race fees and running clothes. I am pretty sure that my hubby would say you need to wait a few months. Cheers to you for having a great day:) Remember to wear your sunblock girl!

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  18. Wow, great job on all those hills! Everywhere I ride it is flat, so I am always impressed with people who ride hills!

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  19. It sounds like a wonderful Mother's Day! Chicken Mole is one of my favorites! Yummy!

    Happy Belated Mother's Day!

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  20. Forget about the bike and run, I want to know more about the chocolate!!

    Seriously, great getting out there on the bike twice, though sorry your run didn't go well. That happens. You still did quite a bit.

    Mother's Day sounds awesome! My boys were up to no good when i did my ride that morning. Came home and no one was there; they returned with flowers, etc. Nice.

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  21. sounds like a great way to spend mothers day..

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  22. let us both pray our running mojo returns this saturday..I've got 20 and it just can't go anything like last weekend!

    yeahhh for wonderful children who appreciate their mum

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  23. Umm, yeah, that bike ride would definitely have affected my run the next day. Great job getting out there and glad you had a nice Mother's Day!!

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