It was a Friday afterall, I actually had to go into the office (I typically either work at home on Friday's or I have that day off), and so a large part of me really wanted to nix the workout for the day. I wanted to get the weekend started! (Why was I so anxious, when I knew all I'd be doing was studying, afterall?) Anyhow, Sam's post helped me realize that even though I was tired from a grueling work week with with not only work itself, but also school work, and TOM as well.... that it was ultimately my choice for doing or not doing a workout. I knew I'd feel badly if I skipped the Friday workout and I knew the after effects of skipping a workout could cascade throughout my weekend.
As I was making the drive home, I realized I didn't have any reading material for the gym with me. I didn't want to stop and buy any magazines because I have SO many at home I need to catch up on. I also didn't want to drive home, get the reading material and then drive back to the gym. I also was in no frame of mind to attempt to suffer through a workout while doing nothing...I was having a hard enough time as it was convincing myself to do something in the first place. Then a light bulb went off! It was an absolutely beautiful day - I could go for a bike ride! So once I got home, I quickly changed and loaded up my bike into the Equinox and took off for the Indian Head Rail Trail.
I love this trail so much, and I'm sad that I'll be moving further away from it next week :(. I'm so glad I decided to go for a ride though - what a perfect ending to a hectic week...
|I love rail trails - flat and scenic!|
|The end is in site!|
|Me @ the end - you can see where the train tracks start up again in the background|
|Pieces of old track|
|My bike and the tracks :)|
P.S. I had been meaning to check how far I rode that day, since I don't have a gauge on my bike, and it turns out I rode 6.4 miles! Yay!