After doing my jog/walk thing yesterday, today was supposed to be a day of rest. The book says, no matter how tempting (yeah, right!), don’t over train. Not that I was tempted to do another jog/walk today. My legs were actually a bit sore, which surprised me after all the walking I’ve been doing. (As an aside, an old friend, Val, made my day today by admitting she struggles to run for 5 minutes, too. Woo hoo! I am not alone in this big, mean world.)
“Why?” he asked.
“Because I just don’t feel like sitting around,” I replied.
So he thought about it. Then he said, “Nah, I don’t feel like walking. How about if we throw the bikes (bicycles, not motorcycles) into the truck and go over to the trail?”
I agreed. Before I knew it, we were rolling along the BWI Bike Trail. It’s a loop. I’d sort of envisioned us riding for a little while then turning around and going back. But, it being a loop, if you get halfway, it’s sort of dumb to turn around when finishing the loop would be about the same distance.
It’s a hilly loop though, which goes all the way around BWI Airport. And it is twelve and a half miles long. Did you get that? Twelve and a half hilly miles.
I’m not sure why Hubby chose that over a short leisurely stroll, but it was actually fun. The weather was perfect, too. Cloudy, breezy and in the lower 70s to high 60s.
We’ll have to do that again. Once I’m able to move my legs, that is.