Sore from all of the Planks and Chaturangas, we set out on Saturday for some miles on the road. Nothing like quality time with a group of awesome women. I was so excited to meet and ride with two amazing ladies who have deep roots with the CAWES team: Sara Zeigler and Leslie Jennings. After the ride, Leslie, with her new baby in her arms, even hosted us for a yummy lunch. Amazing conversation and lots of laughter ensued :)
Today was the last of the South Jersey Spring Series races...and the second race of my 2013 season. Like last week, the ladies were racing with the Men's Masters 45+ field today. I was honored to be in the race with a bunch of other female racers, especially many ladies from the EPS/CSS/Riptide Cycling team. Last week I couldn't quite hang in with the field after the first few laps; therefore, my primary goal today was to finish the race with the main group. Luckily, I was able to snag a few goodies from Badger. So, I was rocking my new CeraSport bottle and was able to hydrate using this awesome product. I'm new to the team and have never before used this awesome drink mix. What a great product - good flavor without being sticky or overly sweet.
I had plenty of time to do my full warm-up, so I was feeling great at the start line. Lap-after-lap, there I was...with the main group. I felt confident and strong, gaining positions on the one hill of the course and not giving up anything in the corners! Although I did gap on the hill at the bell lap, I still met my goal. I finished with the main group! I am so happy that these Spring Series races were available for me to get my legs and my mind in order.
After the race, I came home and refueled with yummy snacks from Teaism. Enjoying a salty oatmeal cookie and some Star of Africa Rooibos tea in my new Brew Mug was a perfect way to recover. Even Leo approves!
All in all - it has been a FABULOUS weekend. Friends, yoga, food, and bikes. Its all good! HULK SMASH!