I prepared last night for my early bike ride. My bike is poised at the end of my car in the garage and I put my bike gear out before I went to bed. Glenn says he should be finishing around the 45 minute mark which would be 8:45 am. I figure out how far it is via the wonders of google maps - which also shows the bike paths and how long it should take by bike - and figure I need to leave by 8 am. The weather is threatening to rain today, since I didn't end up gardening yesterday it looks like I probably won't be today either. I hope it holds off til I return at some point later in the morning.
Its amazing that there isn't anyone on the roads at 8am on a Sunday. For the most part the ride is flat and straight forward. However there is a big hill going down onto the bridge over the Credit River and back up again. I do it though at a fairly slow pace. I got into Streetsville and see the participants walking and/or running the route. I pull into the finish line area at 8:35 figuring that gave me a few minutes of leeway. First thing I see is my SIL's (who I was with last night) sister. She has just run her first 5k with her youngest daughter and some of her friends from school in Oakville. Saying hello and catching up I am still listening to the announcer to see if Glenn is coming into the finish line. Fiona says her goodbyes and I move closer to the actual finish line. 8:45 comes and goes, 8:55...then 9. I must have missed him - he must have done better time than he thought. Damn I was wanting to be there for him. I saddle up and head back home. Now I am trying to beat the weather, which I do. I text Glenn and he finished right when I was talking to Fiona. So sorry we didn't connect but it was a bit crazy there.
Streetsville and back by bike is just under 12k. I did that in 30 mins each way. I can feel the difference that working out is making on my endurance and ability to power through. I got up that difficult hill both ways on the bike. (yay spin class) I am psyched to do that 30k ride the end of the summer. I think I will be able to do it!
Lunch is a fried in coconut oil egg on 1 slice of whole grain toast with a few slices of tomato and a thin piece of cheddar cheese. Coconut oil does not give any flavour to the egg at all surprisingly. Dinner tonight I have some shrimp in a quick and easy low cal, no carb thai sauce that I found online along with some brussel sprouts.
Tomorrow - Monday - TEAM Weight Loss