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New training schedule
Wednesday, June 05, 2013      0 comments

Riding 6 days a week is nuts. How am I supposed to fit in any strength training? I'm also exhausted. I'm literally counting the hours until bedtime. No way can I maintain this crazy schedule I found in my cycling book. So, my awesome br... Read more
So, why is this time different?
Tuesday, June 04, 2013      1 comments

As I write this, my mother is dying. Ours has been a complicated, difficult relationship. For 30+ years she's been a chain-smoking, raging alcoholic. And now at 69 years old, she is dying a painful death from her third type of cancer. It is ... Read more
A day of rest
Monday, June 03, 2013      3 comments

Yesterday I rode 17.88 miles, my longest ever! I was so tired and hot, but so proud of myself. My knee is rather unhappy, but that no longer surprises me. I think my knee would be happy if I just never got out of bed. Today is my rest ... Read more
91 miles in May!
Saturday, June 01, 2013      2 comments

I am beside myself, I am so excited! I rode 91 miles in May. 91!! When I started riding in April, I started out at 3 miles. And that was hard. But every week or so, I'd change the kind of route or add miles. I am so proud of myself for sti... Read more
Longest ride, best time!
Wednesday, May 29, 2013      1 comments

So proud of myself! I rode 13.46 miles at an average speed of 10.5 mph. My longest ride ever and also my best average mph. I always wonder what my mph would be if I didn't have to stop for so many lights, but that is ok. I have to learn not ... Read more