3.1 miles, plus wind-swept hair.
Dueling Garmins - we started them at the same time, and ran side-by-side, but mine (on the right) says I ran 4 seconds longer than Jeff. Overachiever? Ha!
Did you start 2013 off with some exercise? Chime in with a comment - I'd love to hear about it!
Jeff and I ran 5.5 miles on Saturday, which made my yearly mileage total 502 - woohoo! I should be able to do more for this year since I'm already running, but I don't have any particular goal I want to hit...just that I continue running, do the races I want, and enjoy the majority of the runs. Not too much to ask, is it?
Over the last year, it's been suggested to me that I add a bit of cross-training to my running. I thought about what I liked doing best (after running) and biking came to mind. However, my pretty pink bike is a cruiser, and while it's fun to ride, it's hard to get a good cardio workout on it. I did like riding a spinner bike, back when I had access to one (either at Brad's, or at the gym), and I've been considering joining a small gym near my house. They don't have contracts or initiation fees, and the cost isn't horrible - $35/month. But that seemed like a lot to pay for just a few times of me stopping in to ride a bike, and honestly, I'm not sure that I'd do much more ("lifting!" - I can hear Lori saying right now, lol). What can I say, if it's not something I love, I have a really hard time making myself do it.
Anyway, it just so happened that our son Sam has an exercise bike that he didn't need anymore, as he's become quite the gym rat. He very nicely gave it to us, and now it's set up in a spare bedroom - I plan on riding it two or three times a week for some short cardio sessions. I figure that will also help with my endurance for running, plus biking should develop different leg muscles than running does. It's all another component of my Getting Lean in 2013 plan!
We are so technologically advanced that the bike doesn't even have to be in a room with a TV - I can sit my iPad on the console and watch shows that way...how times have changed!
I'll be riding the bike for the first time today...wish me luck!