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Whew, what a day....

I have had just a great day.

It started with my bike ride to WW. My first ride with my bike shoes. I was so nervous but they turned out to be great. Why didn't someone tell me???? I discovered a couple of things during this ride.
I had apparently been holding my foot in some weird way. After every ride my right knee would bother me just a bit. Not today. It felt perfect after my ride. My lower back didn't hurt at all. After a long ride my lower back starts to ache. Not today. I rode faster. It usually takes me about 45 minutes to get to WW. Not today. I took me 35 minutes. Woo Hoo!!!!It was totally fun!!!!Okay, I did fall once and it was completely embarrassing but not very painful. Trying to get out of the way of a pick-up backing up I ended up going really slow and decided I needed to put my foot down and stop. Good idea, accept I tried to just put my foot down. Probably want to unclip first. It was very interesting because there was one clear moment when I realized, I'm g…

A week in the life.......

It has been a week. It all started on Sunday when I got the brilliant idea to jump rope while weight training. Monday my calves were sore. By Tuesday I could hardly walk. Whenever I stood up from sitting my calves had like frozen. I would walk all stiff legged until they loosened up. Yesterday was better but they were still sore. Today is even better but they are still a little sore. So jumping rope is something you have to start really slowly with. I was doing 2 sets of each exercise with a 90 second break between sets. On the 90 second breaks I jumped. Do the math; 8 exercises, 2 sets, equals 24 minutes of jumping. Add to that a 5 minute warm up and I jumped for 29 minutes. Yeah, that may have been a little too much.

Then, because it's that time again, I have felt like a bloated whale all week. I have been eating sligthly more than normal (that's typical though) but I feel like I weigh 400 lbs. So with that feeling and hardly being able to walk, it has NOT been …

We really thought it was a he.....

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I came home tonight and went to play with the bird like usual, and this is what I found:















He She was just playing with it like it wasn't a big deal.






I guess that explains why he she has been acting so weird for the last few days. Who knew?????
Okay, this is going to take some adjustment.

New bike shoes!!!

Well, I've done it. I've gone and gotten bike shoes. They arrived yesterday and last night I put my pedals on my bike and the cleats on the shoes. I'll have to work on the placement of the cleats but it's official. I have bike shoes.

My plan was to ride this morning but I woke up and my calves are so incredibly sore I decided a day of rest was in order.

My eye is much better this morning. I did scratch it and the offending item was still in there continuing to scratch away. The Dr. removed it and by yesterday afternoon was feeling much, much better. Because of the scratch though, I had to wear my glasses not my contacts. If you wear contacts you know how lazy your eyes get. When I wear my glasses for any extended period my eyes get really tired. So by 8 last night my eyes were exhausted. I was in bed by 9 and then sleeping in this morning, I feel pretty darn good. I'm going to try my contacts today and see how they feel. I'll bring my glasses in case they start t…

Among the missing.

Seems like a lot of bloggers are that. I'm guessing that with the nice weather people are out doing things instead of sitting inside in front of their computers. That's what I've been doing.

I've reached that point in my month where I have no real energy. I want to do things I'm just tired. So I've scaled back training a little and am taking it easy. It's already starting to pass so that's good.

Friday was my rest day so I slept in and it was sweet. Saturday turned out to be kind of busy and I ended up not getting any training in. Sunday I did not feel like running or biking so I decided to do weights. I had picked up a jumprope at the store and put together a little bootcamp for myself. I jumped for 5 minutes to warm up, then I did my weights and jumped on the recovery periods. It was fun but it was hard!!! Today my calves are killing me. I feel like I'm walking funny. But it was definitely fun. When I get into these low energy periods, one thing I&#…