Wednesday, July 16, 2008

TOUR DE WOOLEY

Tonight, I was lucky enough to able to get together with Iron Snoopy and Ronda for a workout. We had emailed each other today and arranged a time and meeting place. This is special for us to match schedules.

We usually ride the same route. I actually enjoy it except for 1 certain hill. I was getting ready and decided to map out a new ride. It looked good on paper and would get us the miles we wanted. Sounded like a great plan.

When we got there , Snoopy and Ronda looked over the map and we make a few changes then off we went. The first road had alot of traffic. Damn. Not off to a good start. Finally after 3 miles we turned off to a quiet road with horse farms. This was better. Next was a right turn onto Wooley Road. I started off good. I felt like it was windy. Then came the bad part. We hit the bumpiest road that I have ever been on. It almost became a rhythm as we bumped along. We reached the end of the road and realized we had no idea where we were at.

I pulled the map out of my back pocket. I never looked at it before we left too hard. Some roads were not labeled or missing. Also the writing was very small. I tried to read it but did not have my glasses on and could not make anything out. Snoopy and Ronda tried to figure it out. I promised at that point that I never would map us a new route. We were all laughing and looked like the 3 Stooges working together.

We got the ride done and switched to running shoes. We ran a 1.25 loop twice. It was still around 90 at 7pm and very humid. I truly appreciated having people to train with tonight. Because of them I did get my workout in and had a great time.

Waddling and promising that I would never plan a new route again...........

6 comments:

Michelle said...

I'm finding a love/hate thing with a new route. What's great is new scenery, new challenges, etc. What's challenging is not knowing where you're going, etc. You guys persevered. Great fun!

cindy said...

I laughed at the image of you "three stooges." Sometimes, getting lost with friends is fun :)

Tri to Be Funny said...

sounds like it was a fun comedy of errors...and you STILL completed the workout. Nice job!

Vickie said...

Good job getting the workout in despite the heat/humidity. Hopefully it won't be that bad on race day!

J~Mom said...

It's so fun to go and do stuff like that with friends...even better that you could laugh together.

Irene said...

Having others to train with makes life easier!

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