We got a late start because we needed to pump air and add a few extra safety lights, the morning sun hadn't quite started coming out yet and it was a brisk 37 degrees. I had on three layers and a pair of those cold-weather running pants(w/reflectors), and of course, my favorite new accessory, SmartWool compression socks (see earlier post for context :-))
The ride in was exhilarating. When we crossed the Fremont Bridge, where there’s a daily bicycle counter, we were #501 and #502, sweet! We paused after getting on the West Lake Union sidewalk to grab this shot of the sun coming up over the Aurora bridge and Capitol Hill. Seeing that makes the cold, the hustle and bustle to get out of the house, all worthwhile. What a great way to start a busy work day. This time, I remembered my clear biker glasses so my eyes didn’t tear up when we rode down Fremont Ave. Pat on back! Door-to-door, the ride is 8 miles and about 35 minutes. With shower and applying my new Mac make-up routine, I was at my desk by 8:45, pretty eyeliner and all. Total mileage: 14. STP training plan for the week: 80.