Sunday, September 26, 2010

Perfect Fall Workout

Yesterday I wanted to get out for a bike ride and a run. I managed to get a two-for-one! I picked up Jim and we took our bikes up to Hinckley to the bike trail. I hadn't ridden my new road bike since my last tri (been out on my hybrid many times with Sophie in the baby seat, though), and I was eager to take it out for a spin.

We rode 10 miles on the bike trail to the Audubon Center. There, we ditched the bikes for a little trail running.

Then it was back on the bike for 10 miles back to the trail head.

I was like the poster child for exercise-induced endorphins. I was all "the leaves are so beautiful," "the weather is so perfect," "that dead skunk smells so fresh." I'm sure Jim was ready to toss me into the completely gorgeous, crystal clear lake by which we were running. Although, it would have been nice to get in a swim . . .

16 comments:

Christine said...

Hahaha, I love fall too! Well, since I started running :) I'm glad you had a great workout!!!

P said...

Ha, ha! Love it! The cooler weather makes me happy, too. Sadly, we're having a last gasp of summer here and are expected to hit 100 again tomorrow - ugh!

Diana said...

Sounds like an absolutely perfect day!

the dawn said...

that IS the perfect fall workout!!! that trail looks amazing. i was a little giddy yesterday with the perfect weather too. its just so very welcome. especially after a few left over 90 degree days from last week. yay fall!

Julie said...

I can't even tell you how refreshing the fall and cooler temps are to me. You had an impressive workout Heather! I am keeping my fingers crossed that next weekend's weather will be just as perfect for all of the runners:) Have a great week!

DRog said...

You have had excellent varied training this year! I didnt know you last year but it seems you are doing more?! You are ready for Sunday!!

Marlene said...

LOL at the dead skunk! Must have been a great day to exercise! LOVING the fall colours!

Jeri said...

omg, I was totally doing the same thing this week. But it couldn't be more beautiful out right now. This is why I live in the midwest. For the 2 weeks we have this fab weather. :p

RunMommyRun said...

Such a beautiful route. I drove through your neck of the woods on our way to Mille Lacs this weekend! Glad you were able to get outside and enjoy two of your favorite sports! Good luck Sunday!!

Andrew Opala said...

I always think about it but never say - Sophie is a beautiful name. (My mom's also, she was a beautiful woman). But the name always conveys wisdom, grace and beauty all in one.

Thanks for the mojo!

chris mcpeake said...

looks like a great run. Got to love the fall

Tricia said...

love it!

LMC said...

Hooray for perfect fall workouts, worth the excessive cheer! Keep in mind, we may soon be complaining about the cold weather, ha ha! I'm glad you got the chance to get out and enjoy the day biking and running. Yes, perfect!

Ali said...

I love FALL! love love love!

Tish said...

Great day. I was right with you--I'm always commenting on how beautiful this is or how nice that is, BUT you lost me on the skunk! I HATE skunk smell.

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