Activity: road cycling
Location: Washington, DC > Kensington, MD
Distance: 24.8 miles
Weather: clear and sunny, 48 degrees
Avg HR: 150 (max: 170)
Definitely not the springlike temperatures of last week, but a good riding day. The wind was somewhat gusty, which made for some handling challenges (I’m 6′ 4″, so I’m high-profile, no matter what). But I got some more good base miles under my belt, and the sun felt really, really nice. The hills are getting easier again, which is a sure sign that the winter cobwebs are being shed. And seeing the daffodils in bloom is always a nice scenic distraction.
The shoulder feels downright normal again on the bike, which is such a relief. This is the first post-injury ride where it’s felt normal, and where my back feels balanced after the ride (due to favoring the right arm). Another hurdle cleared – yay!
My next ride will be sometime after the 26th, as I’m heading to New England on Tuesday night. I’ll get some skiing in, though, so that will be a good workout. And I’ll certainly walk around a lot – Boston is a great walking city.