It was a nice weekend here. I actually was off work for the whole weekend, which was really, really nice. It’s been over a month since I had that. Saturday was pretty cold, but I got it started off right with week 4, day 2 of C25K.
This was 5 minute warm up, 3 minute jog, 90 second walk, 5 minute jog, 2-1/2 minute walk, 3 minute jog, 90 second walk, 5 minute jog, 2-1/2 minute walk, 5 minute cool down. It’s not bad, really. I don’t know if my leg has settled into whatever and it doesn’t bother me so much a few years later or what, but I’ll take it. The real test will be the 20 minutes jogs in a couple weeks. I think that will tell me if I will be able to keep going.
We decided to go out for lunch on Saturday after some errands. We had a coupon and stopped at The Silo.
This is a fun place. It’s a reconstructed old barn and silo (d’uh) and the inside has a restaurant and a big store.
They also make cider donuts in house, which smelled amazing, but we resisted 😀 My lunch was a ham, turkey, swiss and cranberry sauce on french toast bread.
Sort of like a monte cristo, but not deep fried 😀 I was so hungry that this tasted really good.
The rest of the day was project time. Pixie has been back to her old self, and I think even better, really. I think those bladder stones must have been making her uncomfortable for a while and we were probably thinking it was more aging than something more being wrong.
John took the old board off the radiator and make a more solid radiator cap for Pixie to lay on and I covered it with some leftover fabric so she has a lovely new perch to enjoy.
My new tires arrived ready to be put on the bike on Saturday:
These are gatorskins and they have a beaded rim, which helps seal the tire to the rim and prevents stuff from getting in there to pop the tube. These are also a little harder, which means you go faster with them, which I can use LOL!
Once these were on, that means the bike is off the trainer for the season. Good tires don’t go on the trainer. Bike season is open now!!!
Sunday was the day to test out the new tires. It was still chilly, 40 degrees, but sunny. We bundled up:
These little white gloves underneath were clearance at Target for $1.75 a pair. They have the special threading on the index and thumb so you can use your phone without taking the gloves off. John got a pair as well.
It was a much more successful ride than last weekend with the flat tire 😀 These tires work great and both of us are in decent bike shape already – most likely because we were riding into December. Yay!!!
13 miles done and feeling good. Still need lots of work on the hills, but it’s only the first week of March. We will be riding this week with warmer temps and I’m pretty excited about the spring so far!