The weekend didn't necessarily do me many favors, but personally, I'd rather be exhausted from having too much fun and being outdoors all day long. That's my kind of party.
We headed back to Bend for the Halloween cyclocross race held at Deschutes Brewery (mmm... Black Butte Porter).
With a 6 am wake up call on Saturday to get Pete to his bike race in Bend on time, my body wasn't feeling it. I opted to take Saturday as a "rest" day just walking around a few miles and doing some easy pedaling on my bike.
Butt shots are the best.
Best decision the manfriend made - bringing my commuter bike with us to Bend! So when he needed the car for hauling his bike or changing into/out of race gear, I had my own transportation.
Sunday's workout involved 6 miles of biking to and from Groove Yoga for an awesome hot yoga class to current pop music. After 90 minutes of stretching, pushing myself in challenging poses and dripping sweat, the muscles were sufficiently satisfied.
I'd love to find a studio to do a family/friend private yoga class the day before our wedding next summer, but I don't think Groove Yoga is quite it. It would likely be a bit too intense for what I'm looking for.
Sunday's race was the infamous costume race and these cyclocrossers are one creative crowd.
Manfriend climbs the hill of death
Male beer maid showing some skin
Mario and Luigi!
Watching the only tandem in the race was hilarious. There was a huge hill the racers had to ride or run up and it was extra entertaining with Mario and Luigi (and their long bike). Falling over/getting up on a bike with two people is more complicated than one.
In between races, I tried to do some studying in the car or at the motel, but it wasn't easy with my exhaustion level. At this point, it's all about getting through the term and doing as much as I can.
Quizzes, tests, another midterm... it just keeps coming!
Tonight I ran a good 8 miles (5 with friend D) before meeting the manfriend at the laundromat (our dryer broke). Dinner tonight was takeout phad thai from one of my favorite Thai joints. I just couldn't deny my Thai craving any longer.
Anyway, I needed a little distraction from all this Hurricane Sandy talk (and hospital evacuations) on twitter. Thinking of so many of you out there who are being affected by this crazy weather. Hang tight!
Congrats, Heather for a great marathon and BQ!