Sunday, June 3, 2012

At Last!

After 3 1/2 months of bike ownership, I finally took my bike for a long (for me) ride outside!

It Still Needs A Name!

 The Husband and I rode 20 miles on a (previously unknown to us) paved trail this morning, and I'm pleased to say I felt pretty good afterward!  I definitely need to work on a few things, namely getting my feet into my toe clips without almost falling over and increasing my cadence and speed.  I also think that my seat may be just a tiny bit to high, which could be leading to the almost falling over. I'll probably discuss this possibility with the guys at Emery's when I take my bike in to see how it's breaking in. As for cadence and speed...well...I'm going to focus on not falling over first!

Today's ride also gave me a chance to test out the jersey I'll be wearing in next week's race.  Verdict: I loved it! I never felt hot, it never rode up, and as a bonus, it made me look like I actually had a clue what I was doing!

Even the most awesome jersey ever failed to remind me to put sunscreen on my arms!

All in all, it's been a good weekend.  I'm almost starting to believe that I can do the duathlon next weekend!

On the Photo A Day front, here are my snaps from yesterday and today.

June 2: Empty

Raspberry Chocolate Swirl Fro-yo w/ Fresh Fruit

Yes, I scarfed it down in record time!

June 3: On Your Plate

I really need to take pictures of something other than food!


jill said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Pacific Northwest Seasons! Good luck with the dualthon and getting your bicycle legs. I used to be a runner but had to stop years ago due to chronic tendinitis/autoimmune issues. How I have to listen carefully to my body, have regular work with a physical therapist, and do what I can as much as I can for exercise. BTW I love the food pictures! And are you in Wisconsin?

Mary said...

Hi Jill - thanks for stopping by! Sorry to hear that your days as a runner were cut short - it's one of my greatest fears.

I'm a Wisconsin girl, born and raised, with dreams of someday moving to the Pacific Northwest!

Anonymous said...

More tomatoes and mozz please! That is one of my fav snacks!

Delyth Edwards said...

Wow 20 miles! That is amazing and in an hour and a half? Double wow! That swirl looks SOOOO good! I am licking my lips right now!

Mary said...

The froyo place (called Yo Mama!) is dangerously delicious!