Monday, November 15, 2010
Weigh In November Throwdown Challenge
Highlight of the Week: I actually have three highlights! My boy, Samson, rode his bike 30 miles and I rode 40 miles...personal records for us both and we are ready for the El Tour de Tucson race this coming Saturday. The third highlight was conquering yet another hill that has always seemed too difficult for me to do. I rode it only once before, but had to stop half-way through in order to rest. This time, I did it after I'd already ridden 30 miles and just kept going after the hill. It is nice to slay these dragons and to realize, they weren't too tough after all.
Food: I travelled a bit this week and did not eat very well, but tried to do better near the end of the week and weekend. Even when I am not counting calories, I still try to eat better, but I know that I am never as disciplined as I am when I count and log those calories!
Exercise: I did not run at all last week, but rode 40 bike miles last week. I'll do light riding this week until race day. Once the race is done, I'll begin focusing more on running. I have committed to a 10K at the end of January. I have never run more than a 5k, but I know that I can train for this and do it. It feels good to have a scary challenge out there for myself.
Good luck this week, Alan. You'll need it. I am bringing the heat.