Technically I guess this should be titled “almost Race week”, because next Saturday (Nov 5th) I’ll be toeing the line at the Indy Monumental Marathon! But, more exciting things happened this week. Does anyone remember when I ordered an EV back in December?? Long story, but the short version is that the tax laws changed and my German made car wasn’t going to qualify, and wasn’t built yet, so I reordered the same car which is now being built in Tennessee in July… and it finally arrived!!! (oddly enough, the German built car still hasn’t been built yet as far as we know!). I took possession of my new Volkswagen ID.4 this week and have been learning so much about electric vehicles and all of the features this one has. Mind blown!!!
Mon – 3 easy miles. A dark run, but it was shorts weather again. Can’t pass that up!
12 miles biking. Also, can’t pass up a chance to ride with 75 degree weather! I went out for a short ride after work to enjoy the colors.
Tues – 8 miles, tempo run. The sky was amazing this morning! I often think about how many people miss seeing the sunrise and the beautiful colors. Maybe these happen every morning I am sleeping in too! Probably not. This morning was award winning.
13 miles biking. A lunch time ride with 75 degrees again. Woohoo!
At night the marching band had their concert and awards. Last time for this event for us (sniff, sniff). It was a bittersweet night.
Weds – Rest day!
Thurs – 6.4 miles, running. This turned into a much faster than expected run because I was so excited about getting my new car!! I also decided on my race shoes. I’ll be running in the Endorphin Speed instead of the Endorphin Pro. I think the Pros just trashed my legs too much after 15 miles so I’ll see if the Speeds are better.
3.5 mile night run – Black Cat Prowl with our She Runs This Town group. It’s been a long time since I’ve run with this group. It was fun catching up with everyone again! We prowled around the town and then enjoyed dinner and drinks. Good times!
Fri – 12 miles, long run. Another long run with my friend who is running Indy too. Great weather and all of the talking made this run go by fast.
Football Friday!!! This was the last high school football game we will be attending and seeing the band play. It was a playoff game and started out rough, but our team had a comeback in the 2nd half and won! They will be going on to the next round, but we’ll be out of town for the marathon and will miss it. Whomp whomp.
Sat – 3.8 miles hiking. We went on a road trip 2 hours away and tried out a charging station. It was confusing at first, but after our third try I got the hang of it 😂. We get 3 years of free charging at Electrify America charging stations. I’m looking forward to some longer road trips in the future!!
We went to Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It’s a big park and hope to spend more time there hiking and biking in the near future. We hiked to Brandywine Falls. The weather was perfect!
We also carved pumpkins. Creative designs this year!
So here’s my new ride! We are all in love with it. It has so many cool features I can’t even list them all, but so far I’m most impressed with the adaptive cruise control and how fast and smooth it drives. Ahhhhhhh!
Oh, and my sprained thumb is slowly getting better I guess. I fell a week ago while mountain biking. My hand is still swollen, which surprises me and is painful when moved in certain directions. I really hope it gets better soon!!
Q: Has anyone ever used an electric car charging station before??
It’s different! An 80% charge takes 20 mins at those stations but you can just park and use the bathrooms and eat food or whatever, so it doesn’t seem like too long. It just requires planning! 80% charge will get a range of about 200 miles for my car.