Empty. That's what my email says right now. Bliss is what I'm feeling. Haven't seen empty in--oh a year or two. With emails flying in at a rate of 200 per day, I have made a pact to tame the beast.
I'm getting off mailing lists and being ruthless about deleting. Yes, I stayed up until 1 am two nights last week, but it feels so good to start the new school year with a clean slate (I'm leading by example kids). After all that hard work, I treated myself to three days of road cycling over the holiday weekend.
In addition to a tidy inbox, I'm now obsessed with MapMyRide. This site allows you to map your workout and record mileage, calories burned and even check elevations. I logged over 50 miles and loved mapping my progress. The program is free--you'll have to suffer through some annoying ads to get to the good stuff (maps, your training page, etc.) or pay for a premium membership and skip the annoying banners that block some of the maps. I'm sticking with free for now.
The system is a simple drag and click. You route a potential ride or a ride you've already done. The site does the rest of the work for you. Here was my big ride of the weekend:
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Then you can get your stats (I felt I deserved and extra piece of cobbler after this ride).
And to the fine folks at Cannondale that supplied the bike that has gotten all of this cycling passion stirred up inside of me-I'll hope to do you proud this weekend at my end-of-seaon triathlon. This week my daughter starts kindergarten, Momtrends kicks into high gear for fashion month and I'm ready to take it on with a clear head, fit body and excellent frame of mind. Bring on fall!
Momtrends was not paid for this post. We did get a bike from Cannondale earlier this year and yes, we are slightly obsessed with riding it every chance we can get.