Thursday, May 31, 2012
Add the fact that I am coordinator of the end-of-the-year Senior Banquet, and oh my holy God, what a week I had, er, am having. Tonight I left work and thought about how I miss marathon training because it kept me on such a focused and regimented running schedule and forced me to leave work behind for a part of my day. I'm in a transition period between the marathon and the start of training for the Half-Ironman Triathlon that I'm 90% sure that I'm going to do in September. I'm kind of giving myself a little break from a training plan, just for, you know, a minute or two.
But I was feeling the need to sweat a little, and after some Skyler and Reed time, I pushed myself out the door to go for a bike ride before dinner. Two minutes in, I saw this enormous black cloud ahead of me, but it was so sunny and warm, so I just rode right into it. I figured if I got wet, it would last a minute or two. A mile later, it started to rain, and then it RAINED hard, a hard, soaking, pounding rain -- and it was cold. It also turns out that pounding raindrops kind of sting on bare arms. Ouch. It rained for 9 miles and then stopped just as I was 1 mile from home. The sun came out, everything started to glow, and of course, because it was prime rainbow weather, this:
I feel kind of rinsed out, just what this working mama needed.
Posted by Emilie at 8:58 PM