There's a lot to be said about the fun (under the sun) that a runner gets to enjoy.
As per usual, there's been a lot happening in my little world of fitness this summer. While I have had a few brief moments questioning my life's choices (I say that in humor), I've been able to forge on and keep going. Perseverance is a good thing, am I right?
That said, I do have a few 'fessions to disclose as we bid the dear month of July a fond farewell...
First off, most know about my very recent, very long bike ride last weekend. Yes, I was initiated into RAGBRAI, last Sunday, by riding Day-1 of the week-long 2021 event (you can read all about it HERE). Admittedly, I felt dead to the world Sunday evening, and my tush (and vicinity) wanted to disown its owner after those 88+ miles. Come Monday morning, though, everything felt (almost) 100% recovered. I gotta bikefess, I was really surprised how great I felt ...but I do need to invest in a better pair of padded shorts.
With the crazy weekend I just had, I've spent the greater part of this week playing catch-up. Like a schmuck, I have been missing out on a lot of the Olympics coverage because I simply have not had any time to plant myself in front of the television. I'm not a die-hard Olympic fan, but I do love the gymnastics, track/field, and swimming/diving. I'm absolutely heartsick over Simone Biles' withdrawal, but I totally love the example she's set before the world. She's following her gut and stepping back, despite all the time, commitment, blood, sweat and tears it cost her to get to Tokyo. Huge respect for her, and mad props to the entire team! I will selfishly Simonefess, though, that I hope she's able to give us one more Olympian performance...but if and only if it's on her own terms.
Whew! Does it feel good to clear the air, my conscience, and my (running) soles!