Saturday, February 15, 2014

Running And Riding

Kathy is training for the Windermere Marathon and she has her eye on qualifying for Boston. She asked me if I would like to train with her and I politely turned her down. It's been almost six years but the memory of my one and only marathon still endures. I run for fun and training takes the fun out of it. I like my running to be incidental to training, not required by a plan.

The plan was to meet Kathy at the halfway point of her 10-mile run. I was bringing a drink, some shot blocks, and her Chapstick. 

Livestock out on Peone.
I had about 50 minutes to kill before our rendezvous so I took the Elephant out and scouted out some on and off-road routes to see how well they're cleared up after our warm spell. (Yes, above 40 is a warm spell.) After meeting Kathy in the Bellwood neighborhood I rode for another relaxing hour.

Into mile six.

2 comments:

John Sullivan said...

What's the connection between the two photos? (If any).

Hank Greer said...

Only that I took them while on my bike ride.