6184 total / 0 in 2014

Getting back my fitness and riding a century or two again after my Achilles tendon tear injury in August 2012. This is my year of getting back into it again!

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Anita logged 6184 miles.

Last workout 9 months ago. Help get them back on track!

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  1. Shared Photo

    View from the Overlook trail - below is the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers and across on the other shore is the Harpers Ferry town.

  2. walk
    great Harper's Ferry hike 10 km

    Though it's getting colder and the temperatures are dropping, braving weather we set off for Harpers Ferry, around an hour's drive. Harpers Ferry is a historic town in West Virginia and i... read more

  3. FIT
    good Bikram yoga 01:30

    It's getting cold for outdoorsy stuff already! Anything that can be done inside a room will have to suffice now :-)

  4. FIT
    great Bikram yoga 01:30

    There's something nice about getting into a room at 40 degree Celsius when the outside temperature is close to zero and sweating it out! Great workout.

  5. Shared Photo

    Nice weather, strong winds and some scenic roads on today's ride.

  6. VELO
    good Scenic countryside 42 km

    Lovely weather, very windy though. Started around 11 am. I think I had about 3 layers and a head scarf and full gloves! Enjoyed the beautiful countryside as we rode through some scenic roads - Ligh... read more

  7. RUN
    alright Around Stone Ridge 8 km

    Did the jog/walk alternating every 1/2 km. But the Achilles was quite painful today. Nice evening, not so cold.

  8. walk
    Around the neighborhood 5 km

    Just a quick walk. It's getting colder; which means I should indulge in my walking / cycling earlier in the day!

  9. Shared Photo

    Fall colors visible in these parts now.

  10. Shared Photo

    The Bike Friday taking a break after an uphill. The sun filters through the trees.

  11. VELO
    great Warrenton to Aldie 48 km

    It was freezing - hands, toes and face felt really cold. And chilly gusts of wind to boot. But the route was amazingly pretty. With some rolling terrain. Classic countryside. Huge open fields, mead... read more

  12. RUN
    good Around Stone Ridge 7.2 km

    Went a little past 5 pm, and realized it's getting cold already with a chilly wind blowing! Did my usual walk / jog combination.

    • Sathish K.
      Sathish K. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Good run.

      9 months ago

    • Anita B.
      Anita B.

      thanks sathish! still struggling with running - ankle starts hurting after a while so have adopted walk/run strategy now. will work on that for a while!

      9 months ago Like

    • Sathish K.
      Sathish K.

      in USA there are lot of running shops where you could have GAIT analysis done and a shoe purchased for keeping the posture correct. There are two brands of shoes Asics and Brooks. Brooks is cheaper than Asics and serves the same purpose!
      I got one from there and it works well for my legs. :)

      9 months ago Like

    • Anita B.
      Anita B.

      thanks! i use asics now, but i might take your advice and get the GAIT analysis done. my ankle starts hurting pretty much after around the 5-6 km mark. i am not sure if it's normal or it's just the normal healing process for the ankle!

      9 months ago Like

  13. RUN
    good Around Stone Ridge 5 km

    After the ride, decided to go for a short jog. Legs were okay, but realised they were a bit strained when I tried to jog up a slope :-) The sun was setting and got to see some nice colours. It'... read more

  14. Shared Photo

    Route from today's ride! Scenic and low traffic - am marking this to be repeated!

  15. VELO
    Back roads 30 km

    Discovered some back roads leading through the countryside, a few climbs, meadows, ponds, horses and cows grazing in meadows, a semi-forest on one side, fall colours and no signals! A nice route I ... read more

    • Lena V.

      Way to explore and find a new route! Autumn is a lovely time to ride, isn't it? Nice riding!

      9 months ago Like

    • Anita B.
      Anita B.

      Totally enjoying it! Though it's already getting colder now :-) Thank you! Do you ride the W&OD trail any time?

      9 months ago Like

    • Lena V.

      I ride the W&OD every day on my commute into Reston Va, which I believe you are pretty close to! It is indeed getting colder. Best time to ride!

      9 months ago Like

  16. Shared Photo

    Images from our Sunday trek, Shenandoah mountains, Virginia. Really scenic 360 degree views from the top!

    • Rnair

      Be very very careful with ticks! Use insect repellant.

      9 months ago Like

    • Anita B.
      Anita B.

      @Rnair: Seriously?! Are they common here? Never bothered to carry anything!

      9 months ago Like

    • Rnair

      Very common. Lyme disease is almost an epidemic here.

      9 months ago Like

  17. walk
    Mary's Rock 6 km

    Shenandoah mountains. Lovely hike. Said difficult, but wasn't really too tough. Just kept up the pace and kept walking :-) Enjoyed the lovely vistas, the yellow leaves everywhere and the cool ... read more

  18. Shared Photo

    Lovely colors at sunset today.
    Aldie, Virginia.

  19. VELO
    Around the neighbourhood 17 km

    Got out rather late and realized it wasn't the best time in the day as the traffic was quite heavy. Stuck to the pavements and sidewalks mostly, which meant that I couldn't really speed u... read more

  20. walk
    Around the neighbourhood 4 km

    Evening walk around the neighbourhood. Have been pretty lazy this week!