We rode 2 miles up and gained about 1000 feet elevation. The downhill was a scream--literally in some places for me.
Then it was off to a family bbq--hence the sundayfunday--I am in love with Lienenkugel's Summer Shandy beer--delish!
This is Julie, Ben's cuz's wife. I am the one with the teeth. It was a relaxing day after the ride and we had yummy chicken shish kebobs with pineapple and peppers.
After completing Leah Kims yoga for #NTC, I just planned out my week of training workouts and meals--no more summer shandy for me until after the half marathon on Saturday!!! :)
We still have softball. the season lasts through august, and that is stressing me and making for some late nights. I am planning to attempt running in the am to make sure I complete the runs. As I was stressing over my schedule, however, I remembered Tuesday I am doing volunteer massages for Eagle Mount. That is a local charity that aids those with disabilities and/or terminal illnesses. Tuesday will be working on young adults with cancer. It made me feel as though my gripe about "where will i fit in my runs?" seem downright silly. At least I can run... right? and my only issue with it is simply when... nothing like some perspective.
Cancer has impacted the lives of several of my loved ones, and I have done several runs to benefit various organizations related to cancer and run several races in honor of loved ones. When I feel as though I am struggling at a run or race i think about those for whom i am also running.