24 May 2009

It's all about the bike....

Or is it?? I got up this morning all set to go on my bike ride only to find that the dog had gotten to one of my shoes. Luckily it wasn't too bad, he only ate the tongue. A little patch work and it was good to go. I will have to get a new pair but it will work temporarily.

So I get the bike all ready, check everything, air up the tires and head out. I have 10 miles on the plan for today and since I haven't been in a while I was a little apprehensive about it. It started out brutally, I have no legs at all. But I powered through. Since I haven't been out in a while I decided to do my neighborhood loop that's a little over 4 miles. I figured I would do that twice and an extra lap around the block and I'd be good.

Yeah, it was hard. I had the bike in really low gears for far too long. I did my first loop and thought I was going to die, but I carried on. I got the the turn around point of the second loop and I stopped for a minute to get a drink only to discover I'd forgotten my water bottle. Doh!!!! So I start to head out again and something feels wrong. I have a flat. Great!! I did not check my supplies before I left. Luckily I had everything I needed. I got the tire changed only to find out my CO2 doesn't work right. I finally got some into the tire and hoped it was enough to get me home. It was. On the way home I discovered that I did something to the computer while changing the tire. My RPM wasn't registering and neither was the distance. So I don't actually know if I went 10 miles, I'm guessing it was pretty darn close. It was a good ride though. I could feel my legs all day. I worked hard.

Then I went and registered for the Honolulu Marathon. I wasn't going to even attempt this this year but then I thought why the hell not?? It's my last chance I may as well go for it. Today was early registration. Locals got a discount. Yea!!!

So that was my day. I'm off to watch soaps now.

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