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Bike & Build, a fat woman's fantasy

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I am back! This summer was more amazing than I ever could have hoped for. 26 teammates turned into 26 new dysfunctional family members & I feel a little lost without them all sleeping in my new apartment.

As soon as I moved in I headed down to the YMCA & joined, because as we all know, it is much easier to continue working out than it is to get started working out.

Unfortunately everyone thinks I am probably in amazing shape, but the truth is this summer was a fat girls paradise. Let me explain.

While I did indeed bike an average of 75 miles a day (4,199 total this summer) we had all day to do so. Some days we would take more than 12 hrs to complete our miles. Most days we stopped every 15-20 miles, or about every hour, for a snack & break from biking. Any day we rode more than 90 miles or it was more than 90 degrees we ate 2 lunches to keep us fueled. & we ate like kings most nights for dinner, but usually not until we had already had a "pre-dinner" essentially a dinner eaten before an appropriate dinner time.

So, normal day...
4 am wake up
5 am breakfast
6 am roll out
7 am snack
830 milkshake/ other random food stop
930 first lunch
11 snack
12 second lunch
2 snack
3/4 arrive at host
4 pre-dinner
6 dinner
7 snack
10 bedtime

&repeat in the morning.

I ate all sorts of fast food this summer because it was available & frequently we could get it for free by telling them what we were doing. SO, when I headed to the gym this morning reality was better than I thought, but still rough. I started slow. I'm not in the mood for shin splints. So, though my muscles have taken me over mountain ranges, they are not used to running. It's gonna be a slow journey back up to my previously fairly speedy self.

But I got this.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DOCTATITO 8/15/2012 10:01PM

    You can do it! Welcome home!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 8/15/2012 9:40PM

    Jess, if you can do Bike & Build, you can do ANYTHING you set your mind to!

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VBRYANT0726 8/15/2012 6:28PM

    Literally got hungry reading that...hahaha, kidding. The hardest part of it all is your muscles adjusting back to an old routine. Once they adjust, you'll be back at it probably better than before. Hope it starts to get easier for you.

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GOULDSGRANITE 8/15/2012 4:46PM

    What an awesome summer! Fabulous bike trip! Dream Diet!
If you can bike cross country, you can change it up and be back on track, pronto! Good Work!

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CBAILEYC 8/15/2012 4:45PM

    What an adventure! I followed along you blog now and again. Pretty amazing really.
Bet it won't take very long at all to get back into the swing of running again.
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PERFECTLY_LIFE 8/15/2012 4:42PM

    Sounds fun, exhausting and a major reality check to be back to the non-biking world!
You should be back into the swing of it in no time!
Congrats on all those miles...that is awesome!

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