Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Honkin' Great Day!

Happy National Running Day to you! I celebrated by...not running, but pretty much everything else. What a loser, huh? :-) My training plan called for a bike/swim day, though, plus I had a scheduled strength training session, so there was no way I was gonna squeeze in a run on top of all that. The good news is that all my activities today went really well, yay! Today was a short bike ride (not quite 9 miles) with an average speed of 18.1, w00t! I'm happy with anything in the 17s and thrilled when my speeds hit the 18s. So, thrilled it was. My swim also made it into the "good swim" category, with no noticeable choking, panicking or, you know, drowning. Hooray! I made it 700 meters and came out of the water feeling good. Then it was on to strength training, which isn't normally part of my routine, but I had a job interview (!!!!!!!!!) this weekend with a company in the fitness industry (I'm being vague on purpose because I don't want to jinx my chances - I really want this job!) and they invited my to come and work out. So, it was sort of a job interview and sort of a workout. Pretty cool beans. All in all, it made for a pretty vigorous morning, though, so I'm definitely looking forward to tomorrow's rest day/core work.

Something funny happened on my bike ride this morning. Well, not funny-ha-ha, but funny-odd. I was waiting at a red light to cross a busy street when a guy in a car honked at me. Honked. At. Me. WTH??? I have no idea why a person would do that, but here are the possibilities I came up with:

1. He's somebody I know. Nope, I looked up quickly and didn't recognize the car or the driver.

2. He thought I looked hot in my bike skirt. Bwahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah! Okay, probably not.

3. He's a fellow athlete who was expressing some cycling solidarity. By honking. This doesn't make sense either, because anybody who has ever ridden a bike knows how heart-stopping it is to hear loud, unexpected noises on the road.

4. ?????

That's all I got.

He must have just been saying, "Hi." Ordinarily, I'm all for that. I'm the girl who smiles and waves to anybody else on the sidewalk or the in bike lane when I'm out exercising. I think that's just polite - you're exercising, I'm exercising, we clearly have enough in common for me to ackowledge you in public. I'm not a honker, though.

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