Monday, June 13, 2011

New Things....I Just Might Like This After All

So I have been giving this bike thing a real shot.  I rode on Friday afternoon for just a few miles and it was not fun.  It was like the last time I rode, awful.  My legs hurt, I couldn't climb hills and it hurt my butt (and my feelings.)  I wasn't going to give up on the first ride and luckily my niece agreed to ride with me again on Saturday for a little longer ride.  I got a chance before we rode to get a crash course in gears, and it made all the difference in the world.  We went out to ride and I managed to make the entire trip, 8 whole miles, without stopping.  My legs hurt, but I was able to climb all the hills, and the butt, WOW!  PAIN!!!!!

I was just excited that this ride went better than before.  And I was pretty excited that I enjoyed it.  I can honestly say I have never had such a fun ride.  And we rode more than the distance that I will have to ride in my Tri.  I decided to do the Sprint Tri for my first one.  Its a shorter distance and if I am going to beat my half time by an hour I need to focus on the running right now, then hopefully I can do the Olympic distance. 

My only 2 weekend workouts were bike ones and my tush can definitely tell that was the only workout I got.  But this morning it was back to running.  I met my buddies at the steps but had to ditch the run this morning to teach aerobics.  But have to fear, when they were done running I met up with them for the after run breakfast.  I could have done nothing for the rest of the day and been fine on my calorie burn but we are still doing the Making the Cut workout. 

This workout is brutal and it get me fired up for about an hour after I'm done, but tonight about the 3 circuit we both realized that we are getting better.  It still hurts but it is getting better.  I am still amazed at the amount of sweat we produce during this workout.  Between the outside running and biking and then the sweat filled indoor workout I don't know if I will ever be hydrated again.  I am pounding water as fast as I can and I still cant catch up.

I have to go to bed because I have to get up early and do day 6 of the Cut.  I need must get some sleep.  Wonder if I could get an overnight IV drip to rehydrate!  haha, that would be interesting to say the least.

Night folks!

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