Date: May 31
Ride type: Errand
Temp: 75, humid, stormy
May mileage: 97
Year to date: 600
i started the day with a lifting workout at my neighborhood pool club, Lakeside. they have a pretty nice gym and it's a 10 min walk from the house. a friend of mine, Michaeal (fellow teach), got a membership there, so we've promised each other to meet 2-3 times/week to lift. the last time i was in 'good' shape was when my youngest was born that summer. i spent the whole winter and spring lifting, then jogging, and then putting on mileage on the bike. i wasn't skinny, but i sure was a lot slimmer and fitter than now. henceforth, a summer of lifting is a good thing.
played 2 sessions of tennis today. more than in a while.
and finally, a senior tennis player of mine- one who just won the state doubles championship- invited me to a cookout. i decided that instead of driving i would ride, in a rivbike kinda fashion. i added some extra sandals in the Carradice, and wore my regular shorts and button-up shortsleeve shirt. i certainly didn't look like your runofthemill lycra-fiend. coming home i could see a nasty lightening storm in the distance. i rode pretty hard to minimize my time out and managed to miss it when it went south. i also ran across a guy going into the park getting a little night ride too. he pulled one of my tricks and pulled in behind me- unannounced- for a couple miles before we went our separate ways.
a good and active day. tomorrow i won't be able to walk.