Monday, September 01, 2014
You must be getting tired of hearing about my "new PR" but I'm not tired of bragging about them. This past Saturday I did a 32 mile ride. I believe I am ready to tackle that Pine Creek Trail in Wellsboro, PA.
It's 62 miles and yours truly plans to scratch it off my bucket list next Saturday. The rest of this week will be stationary bike and yoga. I plan to rest up for that long ride.
This morning DH and I did a quick 12 mile ride on the Bartram trail. It has a very slight incline on the 6-mile way out but I was really feeling it in my adductor on my right leg. I couldn't figure out why. It was starting to hurt so much that I did the last two miles peddling with just my left leg. When we got to the end, DH checked my bike and found out that I had a spoke broken and this was causing the tire to rub against the brake. DUH!!! NO WONDER it was so hard to peddle! Nothing like trying to do a ride with the brake on! This is the second time this has happen this season. I told DH if it happens one more time, it's time for a new bike. I believe I would like a bike that isn't as heavy as my present bike which is VERY heavy!!!
My eating has been horrible. Yesterday I had a friend over for breakfast and I made egg muffins, toasted everything bagel with cream cheese, and monkey bread (which I tweaked by adding more butter, brown sugar, raisins, and walnuts). I took one bike of that monkey bread and new I was in trouble. OMG! It was heavenly! I have a really bad sweet tooth. I had NO business eating that. I have been trying to give myself permission to have just one dessert each week and doing very well with this arrangement. When dessert comes at breakfast time, I do not do well for the rest of the day. BUT! That was yesterday and today gives me the opportunity for a new beginning! YEAH!
I hope that your summer is going well and that you, like me, are looking forward to cooler temperatures, beautiful colors, and changing season.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Yesterday I rode 31 miles on the bike trail between Cornwall, PA to Elizabeth, PA and back. A total of 31 miles. How do I feel? Well, let just say that I feel the ride in my upper arms as I type this blog -- BUT it's a "good" sore.
We were going to go to Port Providence, PA (closer to Philly, PA) where the bike trail is paved. Paved trails are MUCH easier than the cinder ash trails. We decided not to head SE when we looked at the radar. It had rained where we went but we didn't get a drop of rain while we were out riding (a total of 185 minutes - 3:05 hr). I was so proud of myself. I got a bit "whinny" during the last 2.7 miles, which were all up hill. but I finished strong and felt great. I immediately fixed a hot bath and soaked in it for a while when we got home.
Some of you may be asking "WHY so many miles?!" Well, last year, before I was diagnosed with breast cancer, DH and I had planned to do the bike trail at in Wellsboro, PA (also known as the Grand Canyon of PA) which is 62 miles long. Unlike yesterday which involved riding up and down a mountain, this path is flat......VERY flat. This is good because my hamstrings and quads will not be streaming as they were yesterday. The bad part about this ride is that there is no down time. We will be constantly pedaling. We plan to get lunch items at the beginning and then ride about 30 miles before we stop for lunch. There will be one more stop for dinner at a great place close to the end of the trail. We are estimating the entire ride to take eight hours with the two 1-hour stops to eat. I am excited about this ride. It is a goal I can get done. An item on the bucket list that will be marked off this year! OH YEAH! WOO HOO!
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Monday, two days after my 25.4 mile ride, DH and I went for an 18 mile ride. I also did weights in the morning and taught yoga that afternoon. My body is screaming for "another" day off so....I am listening to it. Yesterday AND today will be rest days
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Today is REST day because I went a bit crazy yesterday. I did four separate workouts yesterday.
1. 35-minute weight lifting
2. 15 minute deep cleaning a closet
3. 60-minute vinyasa yoga class
4. 16.8 mile bike ride (my longest ride yet!)
So today I am moving a bit more slowly. It's all good! I have a doctor's appointment with the plastic surgeon this morning to discuss the next step in my breast reconstruction. OH JOY!
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