It was a bit nippy but otherwise beautiful day at Hall on Friday.
It was a shortish (one hour 20 minutes) ride and harder than it should have been. I've been keeping to the shorter hills in town because of my back/neck but the chiro cleared me for Hall which has significantly steeper/longer hills than what I've been doing. It's just under an hour of almost solid climbing then a 20 minute descent for me if I do only one loop. A few months ago 2 loops were no problem, now one loop sends my quads to screaming.
I returned to the pool this week too and that wasn't pretty either. A little over 20 minutes was all I could stand. I think I'll have to return to masters and work around the group because swimming on my own is so boring. It'll be even uglier but at least I won't be ready to drown myself from the tedium if I swim with the group.
I know I should take advantage of the dry trails while I can and do more biking today but I think I'll treat Strum to a nice hike and some agility practice. I'm such a wimp with biking in the cold, so much easier to keep warm while hiking.
In other news I made some cream of tomato soup with bay and tarragon. I didn't burn the house down but I did make a hell of a mess with the blender. I did nearly blow us all to kingdom come trying to make tea on Friday but let's not dwell on that. Turns out I don't care for bay and tarragon. Maybe by the time I eat all this soup I'll develop a taste for it.