So, here we are again....gathered around the proverbial virtual table in our virtual coffee shop, sipping our virtual beverages of choice (I'm having a chai latte').
I'll get things started...
If we were gathered (virtually) around a table, I'd tell you a little more about my recent race, DAM to DSM. Actually, you can read about the race itself HERE, but let me tell you about the recovery. The race was tough, for a variety of reasons (the heat, the humidity, inadequate fueling, lack of sleep, etc.), but the recovery was pretty easy-peasy. I went to bed, Saturday evening, completely worn out and awoke the next morning feeling like that tough race hadn't even happened. I did keep things on the down-low, though, and went for a 5-mile bike ride (in my D2D shirt)...but no DOMS, no swelling, no residual fatigue. Nothing (but a few remaining post-race endorphins and some giddiness). The human body (especially mine LOL) really amazes me at what it can do. I'm ever grateful.
Most everyone knows I'm an early-riser, and I love my sunrises. I've reincarnated the morning riding routine, this past month, and have really seen some breathtaking beauty in the eastern sky in the early hours. That said, those early-morning rides are pretty chilly this time of year. Yeah, we're talking major #BRRR #OnTheBike but it is so worth it.
Last weekend, I had a few peeps tell me about a RoadID ad, featuring a pic of me. The thing is, I never saw the ad myself. I guess it was on Instagram and Facebook (the pic below is a screenshot that was sent to me). I even said the name "RoadID" out loud (several times, so my phone would hear it LOL), I googled their site, I "searched" their pages on Instagram and Facebook. Still, this mystery ad never appeared on any of my newsfeeds. Now, I'm an ambassador for RoadID, and I love their products. I'm in no way offended; in fact, I'm flattered. It's just crazy how I was the last to know since these ads have eluded me. Things that make you go #Hmmmm.
It's also a little known fact that my fall marathon, the Air Force Marathon, was cancelled. We were given the choice of deferring to 2022, running the race virtually, or receiving a refund. Since I'd already deferred the 2020 race to this year, I decided to not tempt fate and sought the refund. But, since my friend, Amy, has been training for the 10K (and had planned on going with me to Dayton OH marathon weekend and racing the 10K), I went ahead and registered for the virtual 10K. Yes, I did! Also, another virtual race I'm planning on is the Kickoff to Kinnick 5K, which I've done a few times in years past. This race benefits the University of Iowa Children's Hospital (you know, the kids that we all wave to on game day). The hubby and I will be in Maryland on the weekend of October 1st, when this live event takes place. What better way to show my Iowa Hawkeye pride than to run a virtual Iowa race while at an "away" game?
Finally, I'd share my stats from August. Well, my running kind of tanked (thanks to the weird hip/groin issue), and my walking was a bit meh. But the biking was legit. We do what we can as our body allows, and every mile is a gift, on foot or otherwise. No misgivings, no regrets. Onward!
So, that's what I'm sharing, as we gather around our virtual table.
How about you...anything exciting happening in your (fitness) life? Are you as bummed as me about the delayed sunrises and dwindling daylight? Any races getting cancelled (or going virtual)?