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Miss Gulch Rides Again

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A big shout out to Jolie for giving me a wake-up text this morning, gosh she's up earlier than me, like 3:30 even, sheesh. She was up getting ready for her morning workout and decided to make sure I was up, gosh it's great to have friends to get you motivated and great to have SP buddies to be accountable to.

I am known as the "Sarge" on the Motivators team, but who keeps the Sarge motivated? Every now and again the motivators need motivating, so I am thankful for all of you and your encouragement, which keeps me going.

Last night I packed up everything for today's trip, and even put my bike in the way of the door, I was ready, no last minute morning scrambling. It sure helped to have everything done. I have way too much junk, I had my protein shake, coffee and purse in the basket and I ended up wearing the backpack with my change of clothes, etc. in it (wouldn't fit in the basket), I need to lighten the load a bit, maybe I should keep an outfit already at work, and the clunky wedge heels weighed what felt like a ton.

So I did it..... I rode my bike to work. 9 miles

This blog is meant for keeping myself motivated and overcoming that silly snooze button. Boy did it feel great to get in a workout first thing in the morning, haven't done that for a while. It was very humid, and an occasional breeze, thanks to the storage place who had their sprinklers on this morning, woo hoo, a little cool off.

Took my helmet off on the back road leading to my office so my bangs could blow dry, lol. Then a dash to the ladies room for a freshen up and to change into the work outfit. A quick swipe of the eyeliner pencil, a comb and a squirt of hairspray. You would never know I was a hot mess when I got here, see.....(pretty ragged, I'd say)

I would like to do this at least 3 times a week, I have to make myself and fitness a top priority. I have come way too far to backslide and I will not let myself revert back to being a couch potato.

The weather forecast calls for a hot, humid day with afternoon thunderstorms pretty much every day during the summer, so I am expecting to get a little wet on the ride home, but cross your fingers I don't run into any of this...


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BILL60 7/11/2013 12:49PM

    Boy, do you ever need a new bike. Hard core people need hard core bikes.

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1HOTMAMA2BE 7/11/2013 11:01AM

    I love ya girl! What a great day! You look good after riding 9 miles with a helmet! I run through sprinklers, too. My son keeps telling me I need to start riding. In time I think I will do just that, but not to work! PS: Love your ride! This is mine. emoticon

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SUEAZZI 7/11/2013 9:01AM

    Miss Gulch you crack me up! emoticon for not hitting the ol' snooze button and biking it to work ~ 9 miles! You go girl! My DH and I have recently taken up biking together, I'm looking forward to a bike trail this weekend. emoticon

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ARRREAGLES 7/11/2013 6:57AM

    Don't be taking no dogs now, hear? :)

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SHARON10002 7/10/2013 5:04PM

    emoticon emoticon Sarge! emoticon
Love the Ms Gulch pic, and the video! You really have a vintage Schwinn there, girl! Kinda reminds me of my childhood bike. I've started looking at hybrid bikes. I'd love to ride again, too. Will wait for a good sale, though. Hope you have a dry ride home!
Pedal on. . .

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BOILHAM 7/10/2013 10:34AM

    LOL @ Ms Gulch pic

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IFDEEVARUNS2 7/10/2013 10:12AM

    Love it! Inspiring. emoticon

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SPEEDYDOG 7/10/2013 10:08AM

    Thanks for the morning laugh! Your bike is a classic.


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WONDERWOMAN 7/10/2013 9:48AM

    Very impressive!

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2HAMSDIET 7/10/2013 9:36AM

    I pray you have smooth riding home. emoticon Keep it up. emoticon

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SAMI199 7/10/2013 9:34AM

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Way to Go,Sarge!Keep on Pedaling!


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MZSLYDE01 7/10/2013 9:18AM

    LOL Thanks Honey. I am so happy you did it. It's so worth it isn't it.
I am kinda jealous though. My bike ended up with a blown out tire and my SH hasn't gotten it fixed for me yet so no biking for me until that gets done. Who knows when he will get to it.
By the way - I love your pics - And the fact you took off the helm to let your bangs dry.
The background you put up is also amazing. Love it.

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WICKEDWILLOW 7/10/2013 8:51AM

  Good for you! It's great that you are so close to work so you can ride your bike.

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