365 Day Blog Post Challenge 2019
171. Describe a perfect spring day and activities on that day… continued
I am going to do something a little different today. Instead of getting a new topic for the day, I’m going to continue yesterdays topic. I think I am just so excited that it finally feels like spring around here and the rain has let up for a while. Today we were out and about for another perfect “spring” day so I thought I would just add on to yesterdays topic.
One of the things that Don and I enjoy doing once spring actually hits and the weather starts to clear up is get out on our bicycles. We do a charity bike ride every year to raise money for the American Diabetes Association. The past few years this ride has been held in the beautiful Napa winery area. The past rides we have participated in were 25 mile rides. This year, they have changed the venue and it will now be in Sonoma (still a beautiful location) and they upped the mileage from 25 to 30. This is going to be a challenge for me since I am not going to be able to do many training rides due to the upcoming surgery. Surgery is April 1st and per doctors orders, no bicycle riding for me for at least 6-8 weeks. The charity ride is scheduled for June 30th, so that is going to leave me just a few weeks to work my endurance back up to be able to do a full 30 miles. Especially having just recovered from this rather aggressive surgery, I am not sure how feasible this is going to be. But I’m willing to give it a shot. So, you can imagine how excited we were to get out today on this beautiful pre-spring day to get in a little riding.
Now, before I go any further, I do have to clarify that Don enjoys bike riding much more than I do. I don’t necessarily dislike it, but I definitely do it more because it is something he enjoys and wants me to do with him. Some people are just better equipped for certain physical activity. He is a super bicyclist when it comes to endurance and enjoyment (he isn’t going to be riding the century ride (100 miles) are anything like that, but he is way better than I am). Me… If we rode for 10-15 miles and that was it, I would be fine with that. I am not one that feels like I need to push to the 30 or 50 miles rides. I do the 30 mile for him, because that’s what we do when we love someone. It’s the same as when he gave Zumba a try for me (which was hysterical because the boy has zero rhythm).
Today was a perfect bike riding day. The sun was out, but it was not super hot. The weather was a beautiful 70 degrees. Due to all of the rains recently, all of the hills and meadows were so colorful. I wanted so badly to stop and take pictures every 50 feet.. but I didn’t want to hold up the group so I didn’t. I will be forever sad that I didn’t stop to get a picture of a goat sitting up on a tracker looking like he was driving it. I could kick myself because what are the odds of seeing that again anytime soon?
Overall it was a good day. I had a tough time with the ride though. It was hard on my legs and now that we are home, I am so sore. But Don is happy and that is what matters. 🙂