Thursday, May 14, 2009

Simple Things

Last night after my run my legs were somewhat grumpy with me. They had been through the gamut of workouts the past few days and were on the verge of screaming at me to STOP! I finished my run on the beach, threw off the shoes and socks and jumped in - literally. It has been a while since I felt the sand squish between my toes and tasted salt water. I live by the beach, but often do not find time to get in the ocean. After ten minutes of letting the icy water take away any lingering aches in my legs I walked along the beach and up the long stairway to the cliffs above. I love how simple it was - just hopping into the crashing waves, getting sand in my shorts - and it made my day complete.

Tomorrow is bike to work day. It is pretty simple as well - instead of getting in your car in the morning, just get on your bike instead. Sure you might need to pack a bag of clothes to take with you, but I promise you it is fun. You will probably see things you never noticed before from your car!


Bike image courtesy of fellow cyclist and graphic artist Cody Gilbertson.

15 comments:

t-odd said...

Sand in your shorts "fun"? To each her own I guess. (I am just jealous.) The simple stuff is always the best. Go bikes!

Natalie said...

Simplicity is the spice of life!

IAN said...

I biked to work. Didn't know it was "the day" to do it, but now I feel that much cooler.

ADC said...

Hope there will be lots of people riding to work.

Kiet said...

I biked to work today, do I get a medal? Actually, no more medals or plaques or hats or towels.

D said...

I biked to work: walked from bedroom to living room, jumped on trainer for 3 minutes, walked to couch. It's a tough commute.

Running and living said...

My 3 y old helps me see things that I would not notice otherwise..
Ana-Maria

Roo said...

I'm still waiting for your dad to make me that trailer to pull the massage table behind my bike!

Chloe said...

I'm the same way - live right by the beach, but have trouble finding time to take it in. A beach day needs to be scheduled soon!!

Mama Simmons said...

Sounds like a great way to get in your ice bath!

solarpowered said...

One of the best things about running at my parents' house -- they live across a little street from the beach. Instant ice baths after my run :D

Alaskan Assassin said...

I work from home. So for me it will be stay in my PJs and stare at the computer in between my runs day.

I live less than a mile from the ocean as well. I should get down there more often and walk the beach.

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Sounds like the PERFECT ending to your run. Hang in there with the training - come race day you'll be that much stronger! :) NICE WORK!!!

Bob Almighty said...

Today was bike to work day? man...maybe I shouldn't have gone to Newport...although it would have been one heck of a ride.

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Beautiful! Love that you just dove in and embraced life. Happy cycling today!