To get more road riding in, I’ve started riding my bike to work when the weather and my schedule permits. It’s about a 5 mile ride. From my house, the first 3 miles are mostly downhill and much of the last two miles is along the Clark Fork River. It’s a really enjoyable ride in. On the other hand, it’s uphill most of the way home. I haven’t managed to ride all the way home from work yet. I’ve had my husband meet me for dinner or at the grocery store instead.
On Saturday, my husband and I took the dogs on a 3-mile hike in the hills above our house. We saw the first wildflowers of the season—buttercups—and heard meadowlarks. I would have liked to be able to run some of the distance, but there’s quite a hill. Later, we rode our bikes to the grocery store to pick up some things for dinner. The ride felt great. Now, I’d better get to planning my week in exercise.