Why not? I've spent the last several months reading lots of blogs, those of friends and strangers, and I figured why not write my own? I've wondered if anyone would read it, follow it, care, etc, but I have decided that should not be the deciding factor in why I would keep a blog. I would keep it for myself. I titled the blog "Erin's Adventures" because it seems like I'm always trying some new or crazy workout, jetting off somewhere, or just muddling through life (which can be an adventure in itself!). Plus, as many people know, Chip and I will be moving to Germany in a few short months and I thought this would be a great way for friends and family to keep up with our adventures when we move there!
So, I'm sure you're wondering what I'll write about. Many of my fellow crossfitter's blog about CF and I think that will likely be my main topic of conversation, but I will also log my adventure in competing in my first triathalon, my first half marathon trail run, other races, vacations, and life. We'll start there and see how this goes!
Adventure of the Day - 30 Mile Bike Ride to Mount Vernon
Today was training day 1 in prep for a a triathlon later this month. I met Tamara and Stuart on the Mt. Vernon trail and we headed south. We rode all the way to Mt. Vernon and took a fun detour on the way back through some neighborhoods near Ft. Hunt. It was a challenging ride as it has been over a year since I have ridden that far, but the legs felt strong and my energy was great. I was able to keep pace with Stuart and Tamara for most of the ride...i was riding a mountain bike, they were on road bikes so it wasn't exactly even steven in teams of work load.
Along the way, I was attacked by some kind of lotus/cicada! It attached itself to my leg and when I couldn't shake it off I started screaming! The thing was huge, but eventually flew away. Then we met a family of groundhogs near the end of the trail lunching on the lush green grass. There was a family of 4-5 little beasts...it was kinda cute! We took photos and fed the papa a luna moon.
The afternoon ended with a crisp cold beer on the patio at Sine' Irish Pub and burgers to fill our very hungry stomachs. What an awesome way to spend an afternoon!