Monday, March 05, 2007

Work & Play in the Desert

Just had the trainer ride of my life. It was late but I was in the mood. Even dimmed the lights to set the atmosphere. Gotta love Coach Troy. It was a good Spinerval session. Think it was the 60 min Time Trial DVD. I was just in the zone. Had some good songs come onto my iPod, felt the adrenaline pour through my veins, and just let 'er rip. Good fun. Good times. My legs are sore.

I'm off to Borrego Springs (in the Anza-Borrego Desert) for the rest of the week for a conference. Yup, work stuff. However, we're staying at a very nice resort, complete with gym, running trails, and swimming pools (and golf courses, if you're into that stuff). And...it's within driving distance so I'm bringing Bluebell (my bike)! Already plotted out my rides on GMaps. We get 6 hours in the afternoons between sessions to ourselves to go play. Play for me is going to be fanatical amounts of exercise. This is my biggest heavy volume week. It couldn't be more perfect. Who would have thought work and play would mesh so nicely?

Off to go play in the desert. Have a great week everyone!

8 comments:

Mike said...

Rachel...yikes just catching up on your blog and the stressful week you had. I forgive you on the candy bars...I've been there with the chocolate myself! ;-)

Sounds like this is going to be an awesome week for you- take advantage of it!

Cookie Monster said...

Congrats on finding that balance once again!

Cliff said...

so the school is paying u to train?..nice :)

Ellie said...

Hope you have a great desert playground week!

JeffM said...

Sounds like a perfect set-up! Have fun and take pictures.

Lance Notstrong said...

6 hours in the "afternoon" to go play? 6 hours IS the afternoon!!!

Tammy said...

sweet! have a fabu time.

Mon said...

I'm so jealous you get to be outside enjoying nature! Have fun at the resort, thats the best kind of work trip to go on, ones with perks!