Yes, I did it! I woke up this morning and looked outside to a gorgeous sunny day (if a bit sinister with some worrysome clouds far away). I looked at the forecast for a 40% chance of thunderstorms and decided to brave the commute despite the warnings from the weather gypsies. Turns out I did the right choice. I don't think there was even one drop of water that fell on Ottawa today.
The ride itself was nice. I took the usual route but kept going past Churchill and connected to Gladstone to reach downtown (Wellington and Scott are bumpy or undergoing renovations). I think I was pretty quick as well. Downtown was quite busy already.
I got pretty much the same ride going home at about 59 minutes. I feel pretty good and I think tonight calls for a big bowl of ice cream after dinner :) I am a bit sore, especially in my knee but it's definitively not pain so I will keep an eye out to make sure that it actually improves and I don't get myself into the situation I got into a month ago with my patellofemoral syndrome injury.
The nice thing about today is that we had a team meeting at work today and since there are quite a few new faces in the team, we got to introduce ourselves and tell something that we did recently that is not work related. Of course, I told everyone that I biked in to work today from 25km away and everyone started clapping. Yay for me, I rock. (I'm actually way more modest in real life than I sound on this blog btw).
Tomorrow is swimming and Wednesday I have stuff to do after work so I will try to squeeze in a run. If the knee is feeling fine for it, Thursday will be another bike commute. Thanks for your support, between Mel's statement that I had no excuses to not bike to work and Marlene's query about my commute, I feel really motivated!!!
Update: S-Range's Space and Sonic Fusion's Confused in the mix.