File this ride in the “things that only happen to me” category.
I’ve been struggling to find an appropriate bike trail in Vegas. I’ve tried a couple that were just too multi-use – full of people, kids, strollers, unleased dogs etc. Of course, all of these people have every right to be on these trails, it just means that I need to find a different one because I can’t do the kind of workout that I need to while dodging all of that.
So I tried a new trail this week that was recommended as a paved trail that was basically only bikes. It started at a busy road that runs perpendicular to the trail. I took off for the first 1/4 mile (all uphill btw) which went ok, but then…the trail just ended. It simply spilled out onto another busy road.
I have had SO MUCH trouble finding a bike trail that will work here in Vegas. (For those who are new to the blog, I don’t ride on roads with traffic. I decided that I was willing to risk a lot in this journey, including injury and very public failure, but not being hit by a car.) So when I saw that the “trail” I was on was only 1/4 mile long, in my head (though not in actuality because I had to save my energy for the ride) I became Josh and Toby after they learned about the timezone change:
I didn’t have enough daylight to find another trail, so I just rode back and forth on a quarter of a mile for what seemed like an eternity, but I got my bike ride done.
Here’s what I’ve done since last I blogged:
3/16: Bike, pushups
3/17: Run/walk, swim
3/18: Run/walk, pushups
3/19: Bike, squats
3/20: Run/walk, pushups, swim
3/21: Bike (trainer intervals), squats
3/22: Day off
3/23: Bike, pushups
3/24: Run/walk, swim, pilates
3/25: run/walk, pushups
3/26: Ride, squats
3/27: Run/walk, push-ups, swim
3/28: Bike (trainer intervals), squats
3/29: Day off
3/30: Bike, pushups
3/31: Run/walk, swim, pilates
I’m continuing to make progress, and I’m trying to focus on progress rather than being overwhelmed at the prospect of everything I have to get done. I’m proud of myself for still being out there, doing the workouts and marching toward my showdown with the IRONMAN in November.