Warning Warning: yesterday’s food pics are not that great. I was too busy eating it to actually care what it looked like.
First up, the morning started with my favorite pre-cycling fuel…….egg/waffle sandwich (I cooked the eggs with my Microwave Mug Method) and a peach.
I also took Beta Alanine (prevents hydrogen build-up in your muscles so they don’t get tired as quickly, on the GEAR PAGE) and a gallon of water. More syrup was added after the picture…I don’t know why I only syrupified half of the waffle at first.
Oh yeah, on the car ride up I had a chocolate granola bar that hit the spot. I love that with cycling you can eat whatever you want (almost) and it doesn’t effect your stomach like running does.
And then Billy tried teaching me how to change a tire. Good thing my attention span is approximately 78 seconds and next thing I knew it I was laying on the grass playing cloud pictionary.
B$ and I did 40 miles together and then I finished the last 30 on my own. Can I admit something to you, I get really afraid to look over when I am cycling. Hence the barely turned head for the picture. What if there is a dip in the road or an iguana……I do not feel like crashing.
In case you were wondering I did not get plastic surgery on my upper half over the weekend, I just stuffed my sports bra with cash, chomps, and shot blocks.
I was definitely tired at the end of the 70 miles but felt like I could have kept going……the beauty of long rides/runs…..CONFIDENCE in being able to complete an upcoming race/ride:)
Things I learned:
-I need to be more brave and drink and ride at the same time rather than waiting to drink until the next stop light I get stuck at.
-Wind is really hard to bike in but it is fun to open your mouth and let your cheeks flap.
-My diaper shorts are the best things ever invented, my lady parts aren’t sore at all.
-Always take money with you. Always stop at Mcdonalds for a refreshment. Root beer has never tasted so good. It may even save your life because it is at the top of a killer hill after being on your bike for 3 hours.
-Cars don’t see you. Maybe they don’t want to see you because you are a sweaty mess and like to try and run you over.
-Always bring chapstick with you. Ouch. I think that is what pushed me to go fast at the end…..just thinking about moisturing my lips made me fly.
Coming up in a few short hours…..How I REFUELED (obviously, my favorite part)!
Only 2 more days to enter my COMPRESSION SHORTS GIVEAWAY!!!
Do you take money with you on your runs/rides?
-I never have previously but I will for now on. The cash register guy at McDonalds loved handling the sweaty dollar bill I gave him.
Waffles with syrup or Pancakes with syrup or is there something else that you like better with syrup on it?
-Waffles. There is nothing like a crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside carb to make you happier than ever.
When did you learn how to change a car tire? Who taught you?
-My dad taught me when I was 23 and started teaching Drivers Ed…..for some reason they require the teacher to know how to do that because you are supposed to teach your students how to change a tire or something.