I made it!
25.5 miles. done and done.
I love to chug green smoothies out of applesauce jars. I swear it makes them taste better 😉
My ride was actually pretty hard this morning. In both running and cycling I think the first three miles are always the hardest because your muscles just haven’t really warmed up yet. However, my body warmed RIGHT up and after two miles I pretty much shed all my layers (vest + arm warmers). Stuffed everything into the pockets of my jersey and just kept pushing!
I rode a new loop on west dry creek and westside road today and there were TONS of hills. It seems no matter what, I just can’t escape them. I kept thinking of Bobbi’s mantra if this were easy everyone would do it. I repeated that to myself over and over while my quads were literally on fire. Stopped after 16 miles to stretch and take 2 shot blocks. I need more of those, stat!
However, despite the burning sensation in my legs, I actually really enjoyed myself. It was so quiet and I saw neat things like sheep and squirrels. I used to freak out at the idea of not listening to music while exercising but its actually nice to just have some quiet time and collect your thoughts without kanye and black eyed peas blasting in my ears.
When I got home I made an Amy’s california veggie burger with goat cheese, hot sauce and ketchup on an ezekiel muffin and also made a green monster using this vegan protein shake, a ton of spinach and ice, all blended up in the Vita-Mix:
Now its time for a shower and then I’m getting my hair cut. Just a trim…it’s becoming quite the lion’s mane.