June has come and gone.
July is here, and I am 145 days out from my first full marathon.
I haven’t registered yet, so I guess I’m not really official; to be honest, I’m a little anxious about registering. Once I register, there is no turning back.
done is done.
I have to train.
I have to run 26.2 miles.
June turned out to be a pretty successful month;
Ran : 90.57 miles
Bike: 174.9 miles
At the beginning of the year I set a goal to run 1000 miles in 2012; which comes out to about 83.3 miles per month. As of today, I’ve run 501 miles. Right on target.
I’m taking today off; I woke up feeling like crap, and it’s continued through out the day. I’m about to drink a gatorade, and hope this nasty feeling goes away.
I think it’s remnants of yesterday’s long day on the bike. Many, many hours out in the sun, not enough water, wearing a helmet for 7 hours, 90mph down the turnbike..
It’s all very rough on your body.
So yesterday we went for a super long motorcycle ride. In theory, this was a good idea… but when we actually did it… not so much. I think it’s safe to say we won’t be doing that again unless we are staying over night somewhere. 300 miles on the back of a motorcycle, in the blazing heat is a really long day.
No, I didn’t use my actual address for that map..creepers.
We did go from the west coast, to the east coast & back to the west coast in 12 hours though.
We left our house at 8:30 am, met up with my Sister at her house around 10. Hung out for a few minutes, they loaded up on their bike, then we headed East towards Cocoa Beach.
Unfortunately Chris & I don’t have those yet, so we have to resort to texting each other.
It’s kind of sad that we can’t just ride, right?
Yeah right.. 300 miles…with out talking to someone?
I start getting all sorts of crazy thoughts. Being alone inside my head for that long is scary.
I start to think about how bad it would hurt if I fell off and hit the ground.
After a few texts back and forth about where we should eat lunch we decided on Grills in Port Canaveral. If you’ve ever been on a cruise that left out of Port Canaveral, then you may have seen this place. It’s in the same place where the cruise ships leave out of. Nice place. Nothing to write home about – It might have been more fun if we could have sat outside, or on the lower deck near the water – instead we were stuck at the last table near the door. …and if more drinks could have been consumed
After lunch we went to see my Aunt at her work. She is the park manager (or something) for Cocoa Beach. She was at Jetty Park yesterday, so we headed over there to say hey and see the place.
Chris went to Jetty Park as a kid so he was a little excited to return and see how it has changed. Of course it’s changed quite a bit over the last 20 years.
That rectangular building above the tree line is Kennedy Space Center. My awesome iPhone camera doesn’t show it to well, but you could see it very clearly from where we were standing at Jetty Park!
We had to start heading back towards our part of Florida around 4:30. We said good-bye to Aunt Sandi, and got back on the road towards the West Coast.
Before we could really get on the road, we had to stop at The Lone Cabbage in Bithlo for a drink….and some live music…and people watchin’
We finally made it back to our house around 8:15 Sunday night.
Our next ride will be considerably shorter! We are actually planning a trip up to St. Augustine, which is about 2hrs from my sisters house. Now we know that we need to make a few stops along the way.