I am trying to take my recovery week seriously. After 2 days off the bike, I headed out for a 1.5 hour recovery ride today. Rest days are almost a bittersweet thing for me. It’s nice to have free time and whatnot, but it always takes awhile to get my legs going again after a couple days of NOT turning the pedals. It was evident that I just finished a lot of miles due to the fatigue and grumpy status of my mood, but at least it wasn’t too cold, and the snow from Monday had melted off the roads!
I rode the Cannondale road bike today. I am ashamed to say that it actually had a few cobwebs on it!! That’s not necessarily a bad thing considering the discipline I focus on, but I don’t like to neglect my beautiful road bike!
Sponsorship schwag is starting to roll in and I’m more excited than a 2 year old that woke her parents up at 4 AM to see what Santa brought. Crank Brothers is a sponsor this year. I LOVE their products and have used them ever since I started riding. I just need bikes to put these pedals on now… The eggbeaters have always been my weapon of choice. I even have the first pair I ever got 6 years ago, and they still work.
I also have some new CB clothes to add to my collection. I bought some Crank Brothers T Shirts at Sea Otter last year b/c they rock!!
Other than working the last 2 days, I met my friend Kim for Happy Hour at a new bar I have never tried. We went to Q Bar where drinks and apps were half off. It was a really cool place – a bit fancy, but cool. I usually do not order Merlots, but I am beginning to like them more and more. We drank this kind and I was very impressed with the taste. It was bursting with flavor and was fruity.
The remaining work days this week will have recovery rides, and if I’m feeling up for it this weekend, I’ll try to hang with the Oval Ride on Saturday. I won’t do the whole ride since I’m not supposed to ride that long, but it’ll be cool to check out provided my knee is 90%+ and I am not wasted tired.