Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Happy Tuesday All!
Set the alarm for the right time last night, but my knee continued to hurt until I laid my head down on my pillow. I slept well just not enough, I have to work on sleeping more my body & mind need more time to rest.
Below are the stats for this morning's ride:
Distance - 3.2 mi
Duration - 23.23 mins
Exe. Time in Zone - 8:58
Cal burned - 173
Pace - 7.19 min/mi
Speed - 8.4 mi/h
Felt the burn in my knee this morning, good thing I had my knee brace on again & I'm icing it as I update my blog. But I'm careful not to injure myself and I'm listening to my body, will probably not ride tomorrow if the pain continues throughout the day.
Today's ride was not easy, still paying the price for partying this weekend. Also, I changed the gears while I was riding and focused on increasing the amount of time I'm within the targeted heart rates. I doubled the amount of time today and I felt every second of it. But, I DID IT! I survived and I'm already thinking about my next ride. Perhaps it's the adrenaline or the fact that I am sipping on my coffee lol but I'm determined to push myself more.
It's not easy staying focused and positive but I'm trying to ride this high as much as I can. I work on staying motivated and be more action oriented just doing what I plan instead of planning to do LOL.
Stay focused, determined & motivated!
Monday, August 02, 2010
After attending the family BBQ and getting home in the wee hours of the morning, I was not able to ride yesterday. I have not been sleeping well - let me rephrase I can fall asleep at night. As a matter of fact the moment my head hits the pillow I'm already falling asleep, I just can't seem to sleep past 5 or 6 hours, my body wants to but my brain is constantly thinking about things I want and need to accomplish.
I debated most of the morning but in the end I realized I was in no condition to ride my bike, besides the pain in my right knee was not subsiding. But I made sure not to lounge around watching TV all day. I cleaned my apartment, did laundry, walked Rusty a little longer then usual. Had to ice my knee last night & take an anti inflammatory pill last night, thank goodness I begin Physical therapy this week.
Last night I made the decision to wear my knee brace while I ride, I'm going to do this! Got up & fed my Dog & Cat, walked Rusty (my Yorkie) came back and that's when I realized I set the alarm 1/2 an hour later than I like ugh! I quickly had to silence the excuses that were pouring out as to why I shouldn't ride now cause I woke up late. Made sure I had my knee brace on and walked out before I could convince myself not to go.
I certainly felt the burn & definitely paying the price for this weekend and I was happy that I made the decision to wear my brace. I was more alert since I had a late start there are more cars out & folks rushing to get to work. I pushed myself today and I've noticed that I'm starting to build my endurance at a slow pace but I'm happy to see some progress and it's enough to keep me going.
In the end, I was proud of myself for sticking to my plan and going out riding today! I feel good about myself and the icing on the cake is that I'm starting to see the weight come off. I am beginning to have a renewed sense of determination and making sure all my hard work does not go in vein. I am starting to make better decisions on what I eat and taking longer walks to make sure I continue to meet my 10,000 steps a day.
Have a great Monday!
Saturday, July 31, 2010
First things first, I didn't go riding yesterday morning because I had to get blood work done while I was fasting. Thought about going but when I return from riding I need to have breakfast. Dr's office opened at 10am so thought it would be to my best interest and not faint lol. But, I took the day off and met up with the family and headed out to Coney Island for the afternoon. We had a blast with my Nephews! I was happy that I was active instead of laying around watching TV.
Below are this morning's stats;
Distance - 3.08 mi
Duration - 25:04
Cal burned - 119
Pace - 8:07 min/mi
Speed - 7.4 mi/h
Today I had my iPOD on but I was concerned about not being aware of surroundings so had the volume low. It was a nice day to ride, a cool breeze and early enough that there weren't too many cars out. I wanted to try a new route today but I chickened out - - I'm going to try it tomorrow. I also need to make sure I increase the amount of time my heart rate is within the appropriate range to burn fat. I will slowly increase it, certainly do not want to over due it either.
I find that riding is therapeutic for me and I look forward to it, having the wind hit me, listening to the chain and my tires on the road gives me a sense of freedom. I feel empowered to do & accomplish whatever I set out to do and that is a wonderful feeling to have early in the morning. So far I have taken the first step and have a routine set for myself, this week I will ramp things up a bit, change a couple of things & continue to challenge myself.
I try to enjoy life everyday, I always tell everyone to make the best out of any situation, life is just too short. I'm enjoying mine as much as I can, I'm no cheerleader but I am who I am and I enjoy it in my own way. I don't let the little things ruin the moment & try to make lasting memories for my Nephews like my parents did for us.
Ok I'm off on a tangent LOL, gotta start my day have a full day ahead of me.
Enjoy your day,
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Good morning all! Below are the stats from this morning's ride:
Distance - 3.20 mi
Duration - 22:48 mins
Cal burned - 181
Pace - 7.04 (avg)
Speed - 8.4 (mi/hr) (avg)
It was a humid morning but I was able to focus on my riding and not on how warm it is so early. Took a slightly different route today, the street had a couple of inclines but all I kept thinking was not to give up! Keep going Rosie, feel the burn, you can't give up!
I'm feeling great, it's invigorating to feel the adrenaline pump through my veins !! Now if I could only feel the same way about work then we're talking ! LOL
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I did not ride today, had to give my legs a small break. I was reminded by one of my BFF's that I can't over do it either and that it's good to give the muscles a break. I walked my dog Rusty like I always do in the morning and I mapped it. To my surprise my dog route is about 0.77 mile ! I usually walk him 3 times a day and had to extend it a block to meet my goal of 10,000 steps daily.
I tried to do some of the workouts on the Wii and it was ok, I didn't get a great workout but I will stick with the Jillian Micheal's Wii workout I have. I'm happy that I didn't allow the excuse of I'm not riding today so I need a break from any physical activity, deter me from my goal. I am focused - - - - I will continue to strive for my goal no matter how long it takes - - - all it takes is persistence!
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