... to get started running and cycling again. About a month and a half ago I decided it was time to get off my butt and start training again. I began by running because I could get more workout in a shorter time. It's also easier for me to stop somewhere on the way home than it is to get out of the house once I'm home. Since I'm older and a bit heavy, I've been going easy and not too far. There are some nice trails in a nearby forest that provide a little relief from the heat.
Then we went to DC and NY to be tourists for a week. Since we were doing quite a bit of walking, I didn't get in any runs. Just before we had left I decided that when we got back I'd begin riding again. Returned from the trip, tuned up my bike and got in my first ride in a long time. Two days later I took another ride, but felt terrible. Next day realized I was ill (picked up a summer cold, possibly due to a lack of sleep during the trip). The cold migrated to my chest, so it's been over a week since I've been able to ride. My chest has finally cleared to the point where I want to ride again, but now I have to contend with the weather shown in the picture. I've thought about riding in the morning, but since I live in a rural area with a good number of people who commute to work, I'm a bit concerned about being on the road with sleepy drivers.
I may have to move the bike indoors, which I hate. Hopefully the heat will break soon...
Edit: my mid-August time trial and weight checkpoints are going to be pretty pitiful.