Much like last April, this one has been soooo rainy. Add to that the additional busyness of the boys' volleyball schedule (three matches this week), Jacob's swimming lessons, and a huge day of meetings to prepare for this week, and you get not much time to ride. I did manage a ride today, though, thanks to my wonderful husband who gave up my assistance working at the volleyball court and helping watch Jacob. I am truly blessed to have such an understanding man!!
Today was my first experience with riding in rain. A pretty steady drizzle the last 12 miles of the ride. The rain itself wasn't bad, though I learned a couple things today. Lesson #1: my jacket is NOT waterproof. I am now officially soaked! I left for the ride about 1/2 hour after lunch, so I assumed I wouldn't need to take any snacks with me. Wrong!! I felt so weak for the last third or so of the ride. It was really hard to keep going. Lesson #2: Always take some snacks along. You don't have to eat them, but you might need to.
Distance: 25.17 miles
Max speed: 21.8 mph (downhill)
Avg. speed: 11.7 (I did great first half; not so great on the way back.)
Time: 2 hours, 9 min.
Calories burned: 908