Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Bike, Run, Bike

For the past couple years, my bike had been collecting dust. This spring, I decided it was time to get back out on my bike. As soon as I hopped onto my saddle and started cranking, I remembered how much I enjoyed riding...the speed, the wind whipping in my face and the sense of freedom I experience. I usually run fewer miles in the summer months because heat and long runs don't mix well for me. As a result, I've been riding quite a bit.

My friend, Janine, asked me a couple months back if I wanted to join her for a 5K in Bethesda, Maryland over the Memorial Day weekend. To add an extra element, she suggested that we ride our bikes to it. I loved the idea and thanks to the awesome trail network in the DC metro area, we would be able to get to the race start with relative ease.

After nice 7 mile ride to Bethesda, we ran our 5K, which was held on the Capital Crescent trail. After we crushed the competition (not really), we grabbed some coffee and then rode back into DC. Then, this past Sunday, Janine and I rode our bikes and ran in another race (a 4 miler). This race was held in the evening, which was a nice change from the early morning races.

The bike, run, bike has been a lot of fun. It's a nice feeling to get to and from a race solely on your own power. I hope to do it more in the future! How about you? Have you ever biked to a race?
Start line for the 4 miler
My babies. Road bike on the bottom. Custom single speed on the top.


  1. i have been riding my bike a lot lately too. I love it!! :) I have a mtn bike with 29 in tires so it is versatile and fun!

  2. Yep. Biked to Cherry Blossom last year, and somehow my jello legs were able to pedal the bike home, too!