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
12 second lunch
3/4 arrive at host
&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.