Ride on the road, ride on the road, ride on the road!
A friend of mine was just hit by a car while riding her bike. She wasn't badly injured, thank goodness.
When we discussed the circumstances of the accident, my suspicions were confirmed: she'd been riding on the sidewalk, and was hit by a ... Read more
Confused about the seasons
I almost headed out the door without sunscreen today. When I stepped outside and realized it was 85 degrees, I changed my mind!
Even though the year has gone really fast, in my mind Pedal to the Point was the culmination of summer. Now that... Read more
The thing about accomplishing a big goal is that it's easy to go into "completion" mode afterward. And completion mode means that I've gained almost 10 pounds.
I know that it's mostly water retention, it being that time of month, but I am ... Read more
Half credit for my work
According to Spark People, I have engaged in 801 minutes of exercise so far this month.
In reality, I have engaged in 1,619 minutes of exercise in August.
Because my time tends to be in distance events, I only get credit for the daily ... Read more
Man plans, and gods laugh
Today's plan was simple: get up and do abs and strength training, get laundry done, go to Party City with DD to pick up costume bits for the Super Hero Bike Ride tomorrow evening (just a fun ride, but costumes! and the way we'll do it, 30-40 mil... Read more
This very hard thing we are doing, and why we need to be both vigilant and kind
There was a discussion in one of my forums during which someone said that people fail at mainenance because they stop eating right and exercising. I think it's unfair and too simplfied to say that people just stop trying. There are biological co... Read more
It sounds crazy, after a weekend in which I biked 125 miles, to say that I have to get myself rededicated to my journey. But in reality my weight has bounced up about 10 pounds because I was eating EVERYTHING in anticipation of this ride.
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Ride report - seeing success in the face of failure
As many of you know, I participated in Pedal to the Point, the Multiple Sclerosis 150-mile bike ride.
Except it turns out that the race organizers mapped out a 165-mile ride for us to enjoy. Which didn't make any of us very happy. But, hey,... Read more
Tomorrow is the day!
Tomorrow morning, we get up at 4am to get to the starting line on time for the big ride.
Turns out the big ride is bigger than we thought. Someone did the route math, and it's 81 miles on the first day and 84 on the second. I'm a bit irked... Read more
Lots has happened in the last week-and-change, some of it good, some of it bad, but all of it keeping me away from Spark People.
First of all, last Sunday I took a bad fall and bruised my tailbone. I was in so much pain that I thought I mig... Read more
Awesome, and scary
Yesterday I checked my basement closet for more clothes that might now fit me. There was a pair of size 14 jeans there, which looked TINY. My daughter encouraged me to try them on anyway, just to see how close I was getting.
Imagine my shoc... Read more
1. Wake up at 6:00, start a pot roast cooking.
2. Bike 63 miles in 4 and three quarter hours.
3. Attempt to be nonchalant about this, but WOOHOO!!!
4. Resent that Spark People will only credit me with less than half my exercise minutes. Po... Read more
I can't get through a meal without getting food all over the front of my shirt. But tonight was different! Tonight at dinner a bit of sauce dribbled off my fork. Instead of hitting my chest, it dropped straight into my lap.
Um, yay? ... Read more
After 40+ years of loving him, I finally got to see Neil Diamond in concert tonight. He may be 70 years old, but he still gives an amazing show.
Hubby went with me, even though his experience of Neil Diamond is only overhearing his parents'... Read more
I am lame!
No, seriously. I have bruised the ligaments in the pad of my right foot (behind the toes) and am having pain walking on it. It's the rolling motion of walking that causes it to hurt most, and I biked on it without much discomfort. But I need to ... Read more