Jack Johnson was right. Things are better together, especially with Chicken Face and good friends.
Things are also better together during Ironman training and I was so thankful for that reminder this past weekend. A long ride on Saturday with Cate and Jana, and… wait for it… Chicken Face’s first “clipped in” ride. Can you see my heart smiling?!
Saturday’s weather was pure riding perfection as I took the girls throughout some East Bay routes, including Patterson Pass.
Photo courtesy of Jana.
Cate and I at the top!
Now on to Sunday…
Over Christmas, Chicken Face had given me an amazing gift: he told me that he would try cycling! Giddy with excitement, we’ve been getting affordable gear for him and I couldn’t wait for him to take his first “clipped-in ride.” We were supposed to go on a little ride together on Sunday, but because my lazy ass overslept on Friday, I had to move my long run to Sunday. But Chicken Face threw in a surprise saying that he’d ride with me while I ran.
We’ve never done the whole “you ride, I run” thing, but it was just the motivation I needed to drag my heavy legs out. Plus, Chicken Face proved once again what a stud he was and that cycling is no problem for him.
Plus, because he has to ride so slow while I was running, it was like having a paparazzi circle you for 10 miles.
One of the things I love most about sports are the memories you make doing them with other people. Come join me sometime, I’d love some company!