Thursday, April 19, 2012

Remember last year when I decided to run home from work? It was National Running Day and it was a horrible idea - lots of heat and no water. Well, I decided I needed a redo and yesterday was that day. I made sure to hyrdate plenty all day, but the weather was just perfect. I took off around 5:45pm from downtown and started my journey.

This is our newest Chick Fil A - they were opening in the morning so people we camping out to be the first 100 in line to get free CFA for a year! It was definitely a sight to see - those tents wrapped around the buiding.

Yeah, I was really wishing I'd had my sunglasses with me. I guess that's what you get for deciding to do this after you've already gone to work that day. Note to self - carry sunglasses with you at all times. Horrible picture, can't believe I'm posting that.

All in all, the run was great. I took the shady route home once I got to my neighborhood. I'd had enough of staring into the sun for one day. It's definitely something that I want to do again, but maybe a little more planned out next time.

So, since I left my car at work, this morning I had to get up early (although I hit snooze way too many times) to get myself to work. I geared up for a bike commute! I started my ride right as the sun was coming up, so by the time I got a good view of downtown it looked like this:

So the iPhone doesn't take the greatest pictures, but it was an amazing view. Definitely one of my favorites in Houston. I only wished I would have had my actual camera instead of just my phone. I'll remember for next time.

Yep, sexy and I know it. Everyone looks good in bike helmets, right?

I made it to work in time to lace up the running shoes again and hit the trails. Not a bad way to spend the evening/early morning.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Three Things Thursday

1.  I've been neglecting my running a little to do more biking lately. With the MS150 coming up, I really need the practice on the longer rides.

Biking around Lake Tyler while home visiting the Parentals

My first 75 mile ride!
 2.  This past weekend was the Texas Independence Relay. Me and 10 of my friends ran 203 miles from Bastrop, Tx to the east side of Houston. It was an amazing weekend and so much fun, but my body just can't seem to get enough sleep lately! I havne't done any workouts since then except for 1 yoga class. Hopefully I can convince myself to get up tomorrow morning for a run or bike ride.

3.  Speaking of getting back to working out, I got an opportunity to read The Ultimate Beginner's Running Guide and I'm loving it. I went to sleep last night after reading a section and was dying to go run instead of sleep. I'll have a review up soon, but I definitely recommend reading it - even for those who have been running for years.