It's been awhile since my last post. With as much training that I try to cram into my already busy schedule, there are times when I find myself almost in a whirlwind of chaos. It's time to invest in a really good organizer or calendar or ... hire an assistant. [wink]
So training's been great! Hard. But GREAT!
I am really enjoying myself. With Tim's residency schedule it's hard to make it to a lot of the team practices, but when I do, I have the best time! I mean we work hard and all, but there's something about training with a team... I love it! It makes it 100 times more fun and bearable... not to mention DO-able.
For instance, I was able to join the team on a Saturday ride. We ended up riding 21 miles. There's no way in hell that I'd just up and ride for 21 miles on my own. But with the team, I didn't even realize the miles that we were logging.
That's probably a bad example because I am totally sugar-coating and exaggerating about the 21 mile ride. In truth, my brakes were malfunctioning. Not like they weren't stopping me, but more like they were always clamped on the wheel (which is so incredibly worse than not being able to stop; I'm just saying).
I was riding the brakes My. Entire. Ride!
Typically, rookie riders will complain of one type of owie... the bruising that occurs on one's delicate flower region. But this rookie? I had spaghetti legs for like two days - didn't even notice that my girl parts were aching (again with the exaggerating, but you get the picture).
So about the team training making time feel as if it flies by. It's the truth, despite my lack of good example.
***** Did I mention that I'm training with Team In Training? And that I'm also trying to raise $3500 to help find a cure for blood cancers? AND THAT I NEED YOUR HELP? And that you can do so by clicking here :)