Do you like to watch the Olympics? Me, too. Especially the cycling (no surprise, huh?). Today, a Dutch women, Marianne Vos, won the gold medal in the 87 mile road race in the rain!! Yeah, Duchies.
I figured if the women cyclists could ride in the rain today, so could I. My son met me on the Minnehaha trail where we did a quick twenty miler during the middle of the women’s race above. It rained the entire time we were out as you can see in the picture.
Speaking of riding buddies, Julie, came down to Minneapolis yesterday. We enjoyed our time together immensely. Julie does not cycle much (yet!!), but always wanted to see the Minnehaha Falls. No better way than a 12 mile roundtrip ride from my house on one of Minneapolis’ signature trails and part of the Grand Rounds trial system.
All of us weight loss bloggers share a common bond, right? Well, that was certainly true of meeting up with Julie. We share that getting healthy and fit bond, but so much more. You are right, Sharon, there is nothing like meeting a fellow blogger in REAL time.
How about another update from:
1. Weigh in: I will weigh in next on August 5, so nothing new to report here. I am excited though because I know I broke into a new decade last week (the 160s).
2. Calories: I was consistent with my calories this past week, although only 5/7 days were under 1500.
3. Exercise: I biked 114 miles last week. All of my rides were shorter, most between 15-22 miles. I worked on my time, pace and from this week.
Rochelle challenged us to face a fitness fear. I don’t really have any fears about exercise or fitness activities. My only fear is getting injured. I face this everyday while cycling and try hard to listen to my body. I also face my fear of getting injured by working on my core and upper body strength. I am getting better and stronger doing crunches, modified push ups, squats and others. I feel that strength, too, when I am cycling.
What’s on tap for me for week nine?
Exercise: I will continue to work on time, pace and form doing the next week, at the same time I will shoot for one long ride of about 50 miles with hills. I plan to did some more stairs, too, and of course continue with my strengthening exercises.
Thanks for reading. Have a great week! Stay strong! TTFN, Michele