Yesterday I drove to Sparwood to get whipped by the drill sergeant, Charmaine. We have a mew girl that has decided to join our Tuesday and Thursday gruel sessions! We were, grunting, lunging, squatting, and doing sit ups all between bouts of laughing. Good times!!
I had planned on biking in K-Country, but the weather looked too formidable and I decided to do hill repeats on the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre hill instead. I was going to bike to Coleman first, as I had to go to the bank, and then go to Gord's for another bottle cage (I stupidly broke my other one!). A mere six minutes into the ride I heard a giant HISSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!
My rear tire was slashed open by some horrible thing lying on the road (Never found it). FRIG! I turned around and walked Madge back all the way to my house -- I'm glad the wind wasn't with me on the bike, or I would have had a much longer walk!!
Fortunately I had a spare tire --a nice kevlar one at that, so I got to work and changed my tube and tire. My second attempt at riding was much better and after a good warm up, I headed back to Frank to do some hill work. I was going to meet some people about mid-way up the hill for a hike at 5:30pm, but there was no way I could make it -- I still had 50 minutes of cycling and then a 30 min. brick when I checked my watch at 5:35pm.
As it turned out, there was only one vehicle waiting at the cattle guard, so I introduced myself to a girl that was waiting there -- maybe next time! The clouds were pretty ominous in the sky, and I think the dark, rolling blackness frightened off any other would-be hikers.
My workout went really well, but it was long past my supper before I was done. I still had to clean up and then dash to Sobey's -- they take 10% off your purchases the first Tuesday of each month,and this is when I buy my frozen strawberries for my morning shake!! Gotta save that moolah!! LOL!!
I'm planning on biking the Highwood Pass on Thursday --I have been religiously checking the weather network's site and it looks like Thursday will be the hottest and driest day this week. So, I have primed my water bottles full of Carbo-pro and Gatorade and I am chomping at the bit to get out there!!!