It’s my weekend! A little chilly this morning, so I made some banana oats topped with Nuttzo and pineapple preserves.
Read the free weekly paper and then went out to the cancer center at the hospital, where they were hosting 4 of the riders from the Livestrong Trek team for the Battenkill Bike Race this weekend. The Battenkill is a premier bike race, and we are lucky to have it so close by.
These guys are so young (and cute).
4 countries represented here: Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand.
There was a question and answer session with them about biking, the Livestrong team, training, and racing. Some interesting points:
- Bikes must weigh a minimum of 15 pounds (for safety)
- This team will do 70 races in a year. 😯
- They don’t go into each race thinking to win, as each rider has different strengths and you can’t be in peak condition all year long (lightbulb went off here for me).
- Riders are invited to join the Livestrong Trek team based on their previous year’s performance on the pro circuit. It’s quite an honor to be offered a contract.
- They begin to eat a lot a couple days before the race and a lot during each race. Nothing crazy, just more of their regular food.
- The most common bike injury other than road rash is a broken collarbone. Ouch!
One of the Trek bikes. It is so light! It’s like picking up a 15# dumbbell.
Getting up close and personal. Thin tire!
Seat looks comfy, no?
They said that while this seat looks gruesome (their words) the longer you ride, the more a padded, wider seat would chafe. ‘Nuff said.
This bike has a computer on it that can tell the rider how many pedal strokes they are doing at any given time, GPS, calories, speed, RPMs, distance, energy output and more. It can be downloaded onto a computer and they can analyze an entire race from start to finish. Amazing.
After all that and I found out I touched a $10,000 bike (eeeeeeeeeeee) 😯
I cannot wait to get back on the bike now! If work is slow on Sunday, we hope to be able to catch some of the race in person.
Came home and made a yummy lunch of greek yogurt, bran buds, strawberries and a drizzle of honey. Not pictured is the medjool date I munched on.
I did a mini upper body workout today:
- Wall pushups: 3 sets of 25
- Tricep kickbacks: 3 sets of 15 with 12# DB
- Overhead press: 3 sets of 10 with 15#
Then I walked. I also walked a lot at the hospital today. I had the forethought to take the crutches, and I was glad because I had to walk a lot more than I expected with parking.
After some guitar practice, it was latte time!
We just have a Mr. Coffee espresso maker. Only was $25. The espresso isn’t the best, but it foams milk like a son of a gun!
John wanted to take me out to dinner. He kept asking me – it must be out of pity for me LOL. So, we went to Arthurs where we split a plate of fries 😳
And I had a turkey and broccoli grinder with mustard instead of mayo.
I just love warm and toasty sammies!
Going to be a quiet evening at home tonight. Is it too early to get into jammies on a Friday night after dinner??