I wanted to run today, but didn’t because I’ve got my mileage for this week, and my legs could’ve used the rest. Since it was in the low 60’s today on the Gulf Coast, I decided to go biking! I haven’t biked a lot in the last couple months due to the cold; in fact, in December I biked just over 35 miles, down from 180+ miles per month during the spring and summer – Here’s the dirty proof via RunKeeper. if you use RunKeeper, please friend me and I’ll add you back!
40 mile scenic loop
Things I saw on my ride today – a word of caution, I may take the WORST pictures of any person you’ve ever met.
1. A Giraffe – passing The Gulf Breeze Zoo, this guy was hanging out doing Giraffe things.
2. Navarre Beach – a little coastal city, known locally for its rustic charm.
3. Gulf Islands National Seashore
4. Pensacola Beach (picture from atop the Bob Sykes Bridge) – I run this bridge often (gotta do something to make a hill workout!); in fact, I have a 4 – 5 mile run route over and back this bridge that, in the summer, is one of my favorite routes. Nothing like running and people watching when the tourists hit the beach!
7.The crystal clear emerald waters that the Gulf Coast of Florida is famous for
During my ride, which took a few hours, I listened to some Jams on Spotify. I have a paid subscription, and enjoy it immensely. I also listened to two recent episodes of This American Life via a podcast app called Downcast.
What is one of your favorite programs/shows/apps to listen to when you’re running/biking/cross-training?
4 thoughts on “Bicycling as Crosstraining”
Pretty ride. It’s easy to forget people pay big money just to visit. 🙂
Thanks for reading my blog! Just another ride through paradise for us…
Beautiful ride! Scenery always makes the training easier. I’ve got a bike. I really need to start using it.
I started with just some neighborhood rides and they got longer, I’m just doing it for the fun and exercise.