Great ride: 26.19 miles, oh solo mio


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John goes to Marathon Clinic on Sundays so I ride solo. I didn’t get out as early as I wanted, but I was on the road by 7:30 a.m. My average moving speed was 17 mph, max speed was 29.9 mph, and the traffic considerably calmer on a Sunday morning.

Why do I love my weekend rides so much? It gives me something to feel good about on Monday morning as I get to the Mothership, log on to my computer and start working on my deadlines. I feel like I’ve accomplished something personally and that spills into my professional realm.

Awesomeglassiness at Diamond Head today.

Today’s stats.

One of the things I like about riding alone is the talking to myself, pushing myself, working out stories in my head. Thursday I turned in an article that really needs some sexing up. It’s pretty dull. The strategy is to pull together the facts, the dry ideas, the germs of thoughts, and submit a draft that has all the right components in it. It’s all about making the deadline. It’s also about a give and take, a back and forth with my editor about where to take it. I hope to have that conversation this week. I have some ideas about what could make this story shine, and so might she.

I had an idea to go out and do some more riding, but I think I should see what I can get done around the house. Plus, I probably shouldn’t push myself too much since I’m still not quite recovered.

Author: lavagal

Hawaii Kai wife and mom. Melanoma Stage 3a Cancer survivor. English Language Arts teacher, English Learners Coordinator, and Paraprofessional Tutor. Super sub teacher. Dormant triathlete. Road cyclist and Masters swimmer. Gardener. Mrs. Fixit. Random dancer. Music Curator. A teenager trapped in an aging body. Did you know 60 is the new 40? It is.

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