Another glorious bike ride! 🙂
I woke up around 6:45 and stumbled into the kitchen for some pre-ride fuel:
I had a slice of mini-toast with PB, a coffee, and a water.
Then… I got to stretching! Based on your advice (which I’ll summarize in a post soon!), I jogged in my living room and did other light cardio moves for about three minutes to warm up. Afterwards, I did about 5 minutes worth of light stretching.
I had laid out all my bike gear and prepped my bike last night, so I was able to put on my clothes and GO!
I did 18.0 miles. I was trying to focus on my speed, but its difficult for me to go faster than 12.0 mph for some reason! I have a hard time maintaining a faster pace for long periods of time — I guess I just need to do more speedwork!
I had a realization while riding my bike this morning. When I got dressed, I put on the race shirt from the Miracle Miles 15K, which I’ve run for the past two years (here’s last year’s recap). That shirt really got me thinking:
You can tell I felt super-serious because my brow is furrowed. :) But really, it was an important moment for me. And I owe a lot to the way I feel about my fitness journey to every single person reading this, all the bloggers that I follow, and every person who takes the time to send me an e-mail about their own experiences with being injured. THANK YOU for giving me a positive outlook.
- Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
- Distance: 18.0 miles
- Calories Burned: 720 (Just an FYI, I’m using 40 calories/mile as my base).
When I came home from my ride, I made some lovely PANCAKES! 🙂 Yum, yum, yum!
I made some Hodgson Mills InstaBake pancakes with some chopped almonds mixed in.
Plus a nectarine and watermelon.
Off to stretch out my muscles and then SEIZE THE DAY!
Your breakfasts always looks so delicious – I've got to get some of the pancake mix!!
So glad the stretching is helping and look like you had a killer (and motivating) ride. Yay!