Last year I had the "Elf Run Week" prior to Christmas but since I am currently not running, I had an "Elf Ride" yesterday instead. Same red shirt and striped socks, different mode of transportation. I joked I was packing this for my ride:
When in fact I packed the usual Clif Bar, 2nd Surge, two clementines, and a banana. I did have two stray Hershey Kisses that I enjoyed with about 10 miles to go.
It was an unseasonably mild day and I took it easy on this ride (as easy as one can with all the inevitable climbing around here - 4400 feet on this ride), just enjoying the sights. It's like the southwest Virginia "safari" ride around here, as I pass horses, chickens, pigs, goats, cows, alpacas, dogs, and deer. And the best part....zero traffic lights!! I was having a serious case of bike LOVE yesterday.
Riding was a nice way to check out all the Christmas decorations too. I'm amazed how much people do when they live pretty far off the beaten path!
Get out there and have some fun with your runs and rides (and swims) this week!!