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It's Hump day!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


This morning was difficult for me to get out of bed & go out riding but I ignored my excuses and in no time I was heading out on my bike!

Distance - 11.62 mi
Duration - 1:09:17 hr/min/sec
Exe. Time in Heart Zone - 18:10 min/sec
Cal burned - 620 kCal
Pace - 5.96 min/mi
Speed - 10.06 mi/h

My knees ached for the first 2 miles but after that they felt better. Felt the burn today it's 2 days in a row that I ride over 11 miles but I'm not giving up need to push myself and continue to train I do not have much time left before the ride. I will go out again tomorrow morning and rest Friday and ride 30 miles on Saturday emoticon.

It's not all fun & games lol, as I sit here sharing this morning's ride with you all I'm icing my knee & wondering where my anti inflammatory cream is so that I can apply it to my knees. I find myself consumed with making sure I eat properly so that I don't run out of energy while I ride, searching the internet for guidance on proper diet and what to eat prior to & after a ride, biking clothes, etc. I told my BFF Carol, that I needed to allow myself to delve into Cycling because I knew that would be the only way that I would succeed towards a healthier lifestyle. I've wanted to ride for so long and never did because I allowed my excuses get in the way - but no more I'm taking charge of my life again!

Signing up for rides keeps me focused and helps me push myself further because believe me when you are out there and you are not prepared you pay the price. This keeps me going. motivated & determined not only do I want to lose weight for my health but also because it will improve my cycling overall. I'm finally in the state of mind that I need to be in to live a healthier & happier life.

Hope you all have a great day!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RO5IE1 9/22/2010 11:04PM

    Thank you for the encouraging words Pooterbug & Carol for supporting me even during those dark moments lol!

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POOTERBUG 9/22/2010 8:20AM

    Keep it up! You can do it! :)

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