Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Early Ride

I really like my job. I try to remind myself how lucky I am to be able to race pro and try to balance a job I actually enjoy, with a social life, etc. etc. Although I must admit, there are days where I'm jealous of my pro friends that don't have day jobs. I know they work just as hard as I do, but they also have the luxury of getting on the bike a little bit later once the sun warms up the earth. Or taking an afternoon nap.

My ride started at 6:10 this morning (because that was when there was enough light to see & be seen). It was 39 degrees. I do not even want to know what the temperature was when I dropped into Elfin Forrest. But for a girl that wants to fit in a 3 hour (non-trainer) ride and still actually make it to work before ten, it was what it was.

When I got to this point on my ride I was happy I had gotten up before the sun. This picture does not capture even part of the beautiful fog that was hovering over a frosty field.

Back over by the ocean (and much warmer) I found a cat that might want to work on his camouflage hiding skills.

I'm happy to say my morning ride was quite enjoyable, even with its very freezing moments. I am also happy that my job involves sitting in a chair with a Peet's coffee nearby!!

Happy Training - keep at it!