Gorgeous day today!
We woke up and wiggled our legs to see how they felt after yesterday’s ride, which was pretty good. So, in pre-coffee insanity, we decided to bike to bagels this morning. My legs aren’t really all that sore, and my back feels pretty good. We headed on out to Panera Bread. 8 miles there. Funny how 8 miles seems like nothing after 45 miles LOL! Might also have been the cereal, M&Ms, and toast I had last night, too 😳
I was little more tired for the 2nd 8 miles home, but doing pretty well. Yesterday, Jan posed a question to me in the comments:
I love riding my bike but wondered how you started to build up to such long rides? I seem to tire out quickly. The longest I have gone is 15 KM. Do you have any suggestions on how to start to build my endurance?
My best advice is strength training (okay, raise your hand if you are surprised at this answer). Squats, lunges, dead lifts, etc., all work your lower body. That will give you the power and strength to ride. I would also suggest riding hills and doing intervals on the bike as well. The more you do that, the stronger you will get. Takes time, though, so be patient. It’s just a matter of being consistent with training (at least every other day). When I started biking, it took a long time to build up distance. It was only last year that we started going more than 30 miles in a day. Hope that helps?
It was back to work today. Sigh…. It’s not all that busy today. I am liking the ‘do. No curling iron needed, and hardly any brush! Mostly finger styled. Short hair is just so easy, just some shellac to keep it in place:
Lunch break included a bowl of yogurt with pumpkin and protein powder, topped with all-bran. Hello fiber!
And a pear that looks like it went about 10 rounds with Mike Tyson after being in the bike bag yesterday.
It’s funny, even though I am working – I always feel guilty when John does work around the house on Sundays, like I should be helping LOL! Not sure what is up with that. Guess I should just enjoy watching him work 😉
He made lattes today:
and I also had some of that yummy cheese from yesterday:
Work today just went excruciatingly slow. Ever have those days that just drag on? Maybe it’s because it is the first day of the work week or that it is so nice out.
Made a quick dinner tonight of a scrambled egg wrap with laughing cow and hot sauce. We forgot to get hot sauce yesterday when shopping and I am almost out 😯
I am going to go out now and do a little work in the garden this evening to enjoy the beautiful weather, and the Tour of California bike race is on TV! Go Lance (or Levi)!
Since I haven’t mentioned Pixie in a while, I will leave you with a video of her actually sucking on her toes. Cuteness abounds!
This week there will be a product review and giveaway, plus a nut butter tutorial, and the date ball recipe. Maybe I need to take a day off of work to get all that done