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Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Good morning All!

Went out riding this morning, below are my stats:

Distance - 1188 mi
Duration - 1:11:18 hr/min/sec
Exe. Time in Heart Zone - 13:55 min/sec
Cal burned - 645 kCal
Pace - 6 min/mi
Speed - 10 mi/h

I am training for my 30 mile ride, from what I read I have to ride minimum of 10 miles per day for 3 days during the week and one day out of the weekend complete the full 30 miles. My plan is to ride tomorrow & Thursday, rest Friday and complete the 30 miles on Saturday. I have less than 2 weeks left before the event and I need to attempt it at least once.

Thank you all for your supportive words and leave you with the following quote,
"Determination is the wake-up call to the human will", Author unknown from a fortune cookie lol! So true, for now this quote keeps me focused - - hey whatever works.

Have a great & healthy day!
Rose emoticon

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RO5IE1 9/22/2010 11:05PM

    Love you too hon!

Thank you Rosewci & Rolah for motivating me!

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ROLAH620 9/22/2010 8:05PM

  You are 100% right........Whatever works for you..................Never give up on any of your dreams!! ya

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ROSEWCI 9/21/2010 9:24AM

    emoticon You go girl!!

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I did it!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Good Morning!

It's been way too long, have to make time to update my blog.
My ride went OK- I finished and that was important for me. We started out in Central Park, over the Brooklyn Bridge and ended in Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Immediately after leaving we hit a couple of rolling hills and I was dead last & thought to myself how pathetic and I'm not gonna be able to finish this ride.

But I did not give up! I kept going, pushing myself more and more and finished the ride and was not LAST in the end! It was a great experience one that I will never forget and one that made me realize just how out of shape I am but I felt great that I completed my goal. My tears almost rolled down my face when I was on top of the Brooklyn Bridge because I knew the finish line was not too far away. It also gave me more determination to continue forward so I registered for the bike MS event on Sunday, October 3rd - 30 miles Yikes! I'm training and there aren't any hills but it is an extremely popular ride with almost 5,000 riders and that makes me nervous but looking forward to it! I also registered for the Tour de Bronx 25 miles on October 24th & may register for another ride in October - - - I'm hooked !
Below is a pic of me at the finish line, I will share some more pic's of the ride later.

Lost an additional 4.4lbs this week and it gives me more motivation to continue on my path to a healthy life!

Will try to post more later.

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ROLAH620 9/22/2010 8:02PM

  You have truly become an inspiration to me..............Seeing you cross that finish line showed me your determination..............Needless to say I am very proud of you luv. emoticon

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RO5IE1 9/21/2010 7:49AM

    Thank you all for your kind words and support, it keeps me focused on my goal!

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ROSEWCI 9/20/2010 11:18AM

    emoticon Congrats for finishing!

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WYOBZM 9/20/2010 8:06AM

    emoticon Great job for getting a goal done, enjoying it, and realizing it is you and the bike, not where you finish. You are an inspiration. You must be hooked since you signed up for more races right away. ENJOY!

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GRANPATTIE 9/20/2010 7:50AM

    WOW! What a great victory for you! I'm so proud of you. I can't even imagine it. Keep up the good work and you'll finish your "ride" here at SparkPeople, too! emoticon

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Not giving up!

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Well it's been quite some time since my last post.

Last ride I posted was back on 8/13 but I rode up until 8/21, just didn't have time to post on my blog. I slacked off this past week and I didn't go riding I don't feel good about that, I only have 15 days til my riding event. But, I know it will go well because it's only a 15 mile ride being that it's my first time I'm a bit intimidated by the amount of riders that will be there. I know I will get used to it and everyone goes through the same apprehensions. I'm still hyped about it and I am already planning to register to ride in the Tour de Bronx this October, waiting for the registration period to open up.

Below are today's stats:

Distance - 9.31 mi
Duration - 1:06:27 hr/min/sec
Exe. Time in Heart Zone - 15:30 min/sec
Cal burned - 659 kCal
Pace - 6.45 min/mi
Speed - 9.3 mi/h

Not a bad day but considering I have not cycled all week I'm having sharp pain in my right knee. Will ice it and elevate & make sure I wear my brace tomorrow while riding. All in all good ride I feel great and my motivation and determination is not wavering! I'm watching what I eat, making better choices & the weight is slowing coming off!

I'm not giving up!


What a ride

Friday, August 13, 2010


Below are the stats for this morning's ride:

Distance - 6.36 mi
Duration - 43:37 hr/min/sec
Exe. Time in Heart Zone - 10:39 min/sec
Cal burned - 376 kCal
Pace - 6.76 min/mi
Speed - 8.87 mi/h

It was a little tougher this morning and actually got a leg cramp while I was walking up a hill. I'm drinking more water, I think it was because I jumped off my bike to walk up a hill and did not stretch my calves. Feeling good about completing my ride today but I really need to push myself on Sunday because I need to increase the distance I ride before the upcoming ride.

I'm super excited, I continue to watch what I eat and try to incorporate fruits and veggies whenever I can. Now I look forward to the weekends because I know I can ride longer and not have to worry about rushing home to get ready for work.

Did I say work? Gotta go & get ready now!



Determined to finish

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Good morning,

Below are the stats for this morning's ride:

Distance - 6.36 mi
Duration - 47:19 hr/min/sec
Exe. Time in Heart Zone - 15:51 min/sec
Cal burned - 424 kCal
Pace - 8.33 min/mi
Speed - 7.2 mi/h

It went much better today, tried to keep a steady pace because I need to continue to build endurance and not burn out before I reach the finish line. I'm not sure what made a difference during this morning's ride, if it was because I rested yesterday, or because I tried to keep a steady pace or a combination of both. Regardless I feel great, some of my clothes are starting to fit loose on me !

It was difficult waking up early today to go cycling but before the excuses came pouring out I was out of bed dressed & ready to go. I am determined to continue cycling every morning I have goals set that I am going to meet!

Have a wonderful day,

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RUNNINGMYRACE 8/12/2010 7:05AM

    That's awesome! Keep it up!

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