Bicycling as Crosstraining

Bicycling Again

I wanted to run today, but didn’t because I’ve got my mileage for this week, and my legs could’ve used the rest.  Since it was in the low 60’s today on the Gulf Coast, I decided to go biking!  I haven’t biked a lot in the last couple months due to the cold; in fact, in December I biked just over 35 miles, down from 180+ miles per month during the spring and summer  –  Here’s the dirty proof via RunKeeper.  if you use RunKeeper, please friend me and I’ll add you back!

40 mile scenic loop

Things I saw on my ride today – a word of caution, I may take the WORST pictures of any person you’ve ever met.

1.  A Giraffe – passing The Gulf Breeze Zoo, this guy was hanging out doing Giraffe things.

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It’s a Giraffe!

2. Navarre Beach – a little coastal city, known locally for its rustic charm.

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It’s a little resort town!

3. Gulf Islands National Seashore

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Signs!

4. Pensacola Beach (picture from atop the Bob Sykes Bridge) – I run this bridge often (gotta do something to make a hill workout!); in fact, I have a 4 – 5 mile run route over and back this bridge that, in the summer, is one of my favorite routes.  Nothing like running and people watching when the tourists hit the beach!

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It’s a bridge!

6. Powder soft white beaches

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It’s a beach!

7.The crystal clear emerald waters that the Gulf Coast of Florida is famous for

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It’s the Gulf!

During my ride, which took a few hours, I listened to some Jams on Spotify.  I have a paid subscription, and enjoy it immensely.  I also listened to two recent episodes of This American Life via a podcast app called Downcast.

What is one of your favorite programs/shows/apps to listen to when you’re running/biking/cross-training?

Husband, Dad to 4 boys, #SoftwareTester, #domainInvestor, #WebEntrepreneur, and has-been runner.

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