Do you like the new cut?
On another note, I took some time today to reevaluate my fitness plan.
After the relay my foot was sore. It doesn’t hurt today, but I know that means it is not fully healed. I have no races coming up and I think I am going to wait until Spring to sign up for another one. I do not need pressure to get back in it! I can’t really get out on my bike unless it is the weekend due to the days being so short, but it is going to be so cold!
So what is the plan????
I still have 7 classes left of my hot yoga pass (I had to stop because of my foot, balancing did not work well) so I need to use that before the end of November.
I also want to do more swimming. I am so thankful I joined a gym with a pool, I’m not really sure what I would do without it. At some point I could liked to get in some winter runs. I think they would be a fun challenge. Obviously if there is snow or dangerous conditions I wouldn’t run but there is just something about a cold sunny winter morning.
I am not going to run for at least another month so I will basically be rotating from the bike (outdoor and indoor) swimming and yoga. Once my yoga pass runs out I will most likely be doing yoga for athletes from home. I just cannot afford hot yoga right now.
I will miss running, but I know it will be better for me in the long run.
Any good races in the Spring I should do??? I am thinking about a Virginia Beach trip!
Hello, I am here! It’s been busy around these parts with the holiday weekend and figuring out some life issues.
Today I finally was able to get back on my bike! I don’t think I had been for a ride since Jen and I took our crazy 40mile ride to Mount Vernon about a month ago! Lets just say my legs could totally feel the climbs!
So, in honor of getting back in the bike I thought I would go through a few things I do to make sure I have a good safe ride (these do not prevent you from getting stunk in your toe clips however – I did loosen them today!)
First – always remember helmet and eye protection!
You don’t want a cracked skull and a bug in the eye could lead to this! You never know when a bee will be flying by.
Second – make sure you have hydration for your ride.
Cage and H2O bottle, you don’t need the most expensive ones unless you are riding the Tour de France, the lowest end ones work just fine!
I always carry and extra tube, my multi-purpose tool, 1 goo pack for emergency calories, my car key and my cell phone. I also have a portable pump attacked to my bike for flats.
Also make sure you tire can rotate freely without rubbing against your break pads. My front wheel tends to get stuck when I transport it, so making sure it can move freely before I even get going is really important. If I didn’t do this I would be working against extra resistance and wear down one of my break pads.
Now you are ready for a great ride!
Garmy went out with me today and I found out that I had been going 14.73 miles when map my run told me I was going 12.5…good thing to know. Thanks MB!
Good evening! I have some good news! I finally bit the bullet and got my bike!
Please excuse my flash…someone stepped on my camera this weekend and the screen no longer works. Yes I am bummed about it, but it still works and I do not have the funds to get a new after buying my bike!
REI is having an anniversary sale with 15% off all bikes and I knew it was no or never to try and get my bike. Cannondale CAAD Women’s 8.
I took her out for a ride yesterday and it was such a difference from my mountain bike. For one I clipped in (I only fell off once) and my biked just seemed smoother and went further. I ended up doing about 23 slow miles. I wanted to get used to the bike and the trail was a little to bumpy to go fast on a road bike. I saw so many cute farm homes in back country Maryland. I need to take her out on the open road, but I have a race to train for in less than 2 weeks!!!
I am already checking out races in the area and I am excited for this new adventure.
Next step in my life…save for new camera…what kind should I get????