>> Wednesday, July 08, 2009
This week I’m teaching a week long Digital Photo class for high school students at one of the colleges where I teach. That’s on top of my regular undergraduate Color Theory class. Tuesday and Thursday are the days of overlap. So yesterday, I had 6.5 hours of teaching and entertaining high school kids IMMEDIATELY followed by 3 hours of Color Theory critique/test review/project intro/work time.
And then I had scheduled a bike ride when I got home.
On the drive home, I talked myself out of doing the ride. Twenty minutes later, I had talked myself back in to doing it. A few minutes after that, I had talked myself out of it again. FINALLY, I said I was going to do it, so I got dressed and out the door before I could change my mind again. I was just going to go for a short ride. I was thinking about something that Stefanie recently said on her blog:
I told myself the workout doesn't need to be perfect but I do need to be present.
I figured SOMETHING was better than NOTHING. So I did the River Road / Shepard Road loop once (15.8 miles). I pushed pretty hard for the quick ride, and finished with a 20.1 mph average (which included a nice climb up Ramsey Hill with 4 miles left). Better than nothing. I’ll do a longer ride this weekend, and my training will still be on track.
OWS with the CVA Tri Club at Lake Nokomis tonight at 6 pm! Should be interesting!! I’ll bring my camera, and I’ll have a report tomorrow morning. If you’re a local looking for an OW swim, stop on by at 6!
(p.s. Mark this Saturday on your calendars - I'm doing another simple giveaway. All you need to do is stop by on Saturday and comment on my post. It will only be open to entries on Saturday and Sunday, so MAKE SURE TO STOP BY THIS WEEKEND!!)