According to my individualized training program for the next 8 weeks, today was designated as a "Rest or Cross-Training Day." I decided that my usual procrastinator's mentality would not benefit me in the long run, so I chose to ride my bike for a bit this morning.
I haven't ridden my bike in a long time due to the wonderful SC heat, so being back on was a great feeling. Unfortunately my iPod (RIP) was drowned in India, leaving me to my thoughts on the ride this morning. That's not a bad thing, I actually enjoy pedaling and seeing where my mind takes me.
I rode approximately 10 miles this morning and as I came back UP my hill and finally stopped at the foot of my staircase, I didn't know whether I would pass out or throw up. :) It's been a long time since I've pushed myself in that way. After those fleeting moments of hanging in the balance between passing out or vomiting passed, I felt great! But lesson learned: I definitely need more exercise!