Numbers of the Day: 77 and 32
77 - Temperature today (disregard previous post about being too cold).
32 - miles I biked. On a hybrid bike.
With a team of road bikers with clip shoes. I had sneakers and toe cages.
I kept up through mile 26. Then, I was a slow, slow poke.
When I returned to the start I stopped the bike, released one foot, tried to release the other but my whole leg kind of gave out on me and I couldn't get out of the cage and I totally fell over. In front of my fellow bikers (good thing I already had their admiration for keeping up). It was one of those moments where I knew I was going to fall and there was nothing I could do about it except grin. And that's exactly what I did.
During the ride I was having that terrific feeling of "If I were to be doing anything right now, it would be this." I guess that's called satisfaction.
I am smelly, sticky, and hurting.
It was awesome.