But I did get in 70 really fun miles today!
We tackled some hills and hung out with some really cool people in the process. SimplyStu is just as energetic in person as he is in the podcast and IronWil is very genuine and equally fun. I met a bunch of new bloggers (well new to me anyways) who I will definitely have to follow as they get ready to kick some serious butt in Wisconsin Ironman. SLS, RobbyB, Thomps, and RBR were all awesome. I must admit I am a bit jealous I won't be able to tackle the whole course with these guys in a few short months but I have full confidence they are all going to do great.
Trisaratops did a freaking awesome job today. I am so confident that she will kick butt in the Ironman. Those hills are as good as rocked.
I was pleasantly surprised by my cycling abilities today. I only walked up one hill and that's because it was covered in pea gravel. Decided it wasn't worth risking a spill for one more hill. I didn't feel great the first 30 miles but the last 40 were wonderful. I felt strong and I felt like I could ride forever. I had to ask several times if the hills I had just climbed were indeed the "hard" ones the crew had mentioned because I thought they would be worse.
I will tell you what I am SOOO freaking glad I did not do GTC half iron on a whim last year as the hills there are freaking bad a$$ and I now am confident that I won't see anything I haven't seen on the bike in Steelhead and I am fully prepared to slowly but surely ride my way through that bike course on August 5th.
On a sad note my sunscreen decided not to work at all on my left arm and it freaking hurts! It is pretty red and extremely sore.
Just waiting for IronWil to get back from her flighty adventure with Stu and then we are off to hit the town. Perhaps some dancing maybe a friendly putt putt match? Who knows!