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Had my first bike wreck yesterday
Yesterday I took a long bike ride. It rained early in the morning so the roads and bike paths were wet. I went through one particularly shaded part of a trail which was mossier than expected and in a heart beat--BOOM--I was down. I was only goin... Read more
I rode my bike for 115.5 miles today!
Well, my theory worked! I carb-loaded for two days, fueled well on the bike all day, and ended up riding 115.5 miles on my bike today, feeling strong the whole way.
The plan was to ride from my house in the northwest subs of Mpls to downto... Read more
Eat Well Today, Ride Strong Tomorrow
Tomorrow I plan to ride my bike for 110 miles, about 6 miles farther than I've ever gone on a bike. I've been riding for a decade now, but I must admit that I'm a bit intimidated by this distance as I've only ever eclipsed the 100 mile mark once... Read more
We'll See if Carb Loading is a Good Idea!
This Thursday I plan to ride my bike for 110 miles--a record for me. To prepare my body for this, I ate lots of carbs today and plan to do so tomorrow as well. I'm not eating junk, just lots of carbs which also put my cals today at the max. The ... Read more
Getting Ready to Ride for 110 Miles
This Thursday I plan to take a day off of work and ride my bike for 110 miles. The farthest I've ever gone in one day is 104 miles, and I want to break my record. So I'm resting today and going to begin "carb loading" tomorrow because our bodies... Read more
I need some rest
As far as bikers go, I haven't biked all that much this week--103 miles. But I've been training each of those days so they've been hard miles. I love being on my bike so much that I want to go out again today, but I know that if I do I'll begin ... Read more
Down 2 Pounds!
Well, after being on a plateau for a couple of weeks I was down 2 lbs this morning. Boy, that felt good! Now, steady as she goes and hopefully I'll lose another 5 lbs by July 26 when I hop on my bike and ride for 300 miles to raise money for MS,... Read more
The things that Matter Most
I love the quote on the front page of SP today: "Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of those which matter least."
Lately my fellow pastor and I have been working very hard at refining our daily habits because, we believe, ... Read more
Glad for a light Exercise Day
I've had a couple of good, hard workouts in a row this week and so today the plan is to take it easy and let my body heal up. I'll just be walking for 30 minutes or so. And I'm glad. I need a little break!... Read more
18.2 mph was not an Anomaly
The other day I went for a bike ride, 17.2 miles, and averaged 18.2 mph. That's very fast for me, I've only ridden that fast a handful of times in my 10 years of biking. I thought it was an anomaly but I went for a 22.0 ride yesterday and, I'll ... Read more
Riding in the Rain
I just put everything together so that I can go for my daily bike ride. It's been threatening to rain all day but hasn't. And--you guessed--now that I'm 5 minutes from taking off it's starting to rain. Oh well, I'm a Baptist, so what do I care! ... Read more
I Think I Have to Exercise More
I've been stalled in my weight loss for the last couple of weeks.
Last January I weighed 242 lbs and realized that something had to happen. My dad died of his second heart attack at 51 years old, just 9 years older than I am now, and I did... Read more
Ah Yes, a Day Off
Last week was insane--I worked 15+ hours per day for seven straight days! And boy am I tired! So tomorrow is my one day off each week and am I ever glad it's here. I'm laying down even now at 7:00 p.m. and I probably won't get out of bed, except... Read more
Motivational Quote of the Day
Today on the SP front page, Sir James M. Barrie is quoted as asking, "Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than necessary?"
In a word, "Yes!"... Read more
Whew--I'm Finally Done
I've been working on a project for my doctoral degree this week which was due today--in fact, if I didn't get it in I would have flunked my current course. I way underestimated the work I had to do for the project and thus have put in about 50 h... Read more