Monday, July 6, 2009

getting back on the horse...

My horse, which is my BIKE!!!
The goal: A metric Century, 63 miles, in Eugene OR in early August. Yikes, less than a month away!
The old Katie "Piece of cake, could do a metric century in my sleep"
The new mama Katie; "Uhhhhhh ohhhhhhhhhhh, am I crazy?"
But, I'm going for it anyways...why not. The worst thing that will happen will be that I get sorely beat by my dear old dad, (or young...I meant...), and worst comes to worst, I don't finish. And I know he'll "beat" me, but I need to step back, let the competitive drive disappear for once and just ride! And I highly doubt I would not finish, minus and fall or breakage, (find some wood to knock on please!)
And, dad has said he's "taking it easy on this one," (right dad?)

So, I've been on my bike, on the trainer, 2-3 times a week for about an hour each day, and now, back to the road, the pumping quads, sore calves and butt, thrilling descents, crazy hills, and exhilarating post ride highs. Or TRYING to get back out there, which is a bit challenging with a little human to take care of and a now full time job to work.
Forrest is helping his mama out with some motivation....
As squeezing the post baby body into Lycra bike clothes and huffing that same heavier body up crazy hills isn't always fun. He tells me he can't wait to go with.
I can't wait either!

1 comment:

Sheelagh said...

You can do it! That sounds great and so motivational. I was going to enter myself in a triathlon in early August, but never did. Now I'm happy I didn't because it has been really hard to get up in the morning after such little sleep and such long days with three kids. But at the same time, I wish I had some motivation to get my butt moving.
You're awesome! You will be my motivation! You can do it!!!