Monday, May 21, 2012
MN Lynx, a fall and RFS update
Today I begin with a picture of Ellery standing with one of our favorite Minnesota Lynx players Seimone Augustus. The WNBA champs opened their season yesterday and some of my family and I were on hand to take it in. They scorched the Phoenix Mercury with a score of 105 to 83. Looks like a fun season!
What was not so fun last Friday is that I had my first real fall on my bike. I was going uphill and approaching an intersection. I clipped out, but did not move my foot enough and I clipped right back in while I was losing momentum. I panicked a little which made it impossible for me to clip out, so I knew I was going to fall and did. Squarely on my handlebars. Lucky for me I only have some dark bruises on my chest and abdomen where I hit my handlebars. I actually BENT my bars with the fall so much that I had to buy a replacement. Lesson learned: clip out way before you have to stop….
1. Weight loss: My weight loss goal is to lose 7 pounds. I did check my weight this week and am happy to report that I finally lost those few pounds I gained over winter, plus one additional pound. I am now one pound under my lowest weight in many, many years: 172!
2. NSV (Non-Scale Victory): Definitely going to the game and having no diet soda or any other snack or food. I brought some yogurt with berries and that was enough!
3. Exercise: As far as my three targets for this goal:
a. Improving my strength and stamina. This week I rode 112 miles over 5/7 days! All of my rides were on flats.
b. My second target is to work on my cycling distance. My longest ride now is at 47 miles. It was not my best ride being that my little accident happened at mile 42, plus it was very windy.
c. Increasing my speed: My average speed still is around 13 MPH. I am regularly riding at 15-17 MPH when the wind is “just right.”
d. Cross training: Last week I skipped out some on this and only got in 3/7 days.
4. Nutrition: I stayed under 1500 calories on 6/7 days.
For week eight my goals were to:
a. Do hills twice (nope)
b. Ride a 50 miler (47 but not 50)
Since I did not meet either of my goals last week I will make these my mini goals for week nine.
Looking forward to catching up with all of you! Thanks for stopping by. Stay strong and TTFN,