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The little-bit-of-everything day

It certainly wasn’t as ceremonious as Friday’s events in Beijing, but today marked a big day for me — I returned to riding my bike. It wasn’t much — just a little more than 4 miles — but I’ll take anything considering it’s been just a month since I hurt my tail bone. I still am having some issues with sitting, but it’s not anything too terribly bad. It seems to bother me more at night when I get in the bed, and it still bugs me to sit in a car for very long. It’s more of a major discomfort than actual pain.

Anyway, today was one of those days in which I didn’t really feel like running. After my walk/jog with my dog, I decided to dust off the bike seat since I didn’t want to force a run. After my ride, I got out my dumbbells and did a few reps with my upper body. Lifting weights was putting odd pressure on my tail bone before, so I’ve stayed away from them.

Meanwhile, the weather is looking great this week. It’s been an odd summer with these cool spells. It’s also been very dry. While some parts of Richmond have gotten several storms in the past couple of weeks, my neighborhood keeps missing them. My backyard looks like late September with dried up leaves falling off the trees. It’s really bad. I’ve mowed my yard just twice since early June. Even neighbors who waste water trying to have green lawns look like they’re giving up hope.

Workouts since Aug. 7:
Aug. 7: Walk – 2.1
Aug. 8: Walk – 1; Run – 10.1
Aug. 9: Walk – 1.6; Run – 4.2
Aug. 10: Attended Watermelon Festival in Richmond
Week totals: Walk – 8.8; Run – 23.5
Aug. 11: Walk – 1.1; Run – 1.3; Bike – 4.1; Weights

  1. Jason
    August 11, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Congrats on getting back on the bike. I hate to admit it, but I haven’t touched my bike in like a month either….and least you had an excuse ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. mangotriathlete
    August 12, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Nice job on the bike ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve found its one of those things where getting geared up and out is often the hardest part. Hang in there with getting over the injury.
    And I’ll gladly send over some rain from here if I can – we’ve drowning in thunderstorms and flooding lately!

  3. D10
    August 12, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Way to mix things up. The weather really has been nice. I hope it continues to stay cooler than usual.

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