Roll-On . . . Week 2 & 3
Some of my thoughts as I’m training for the Healing Garden Ride . . . .
This is great.
I really like being outside. I’m not sore at all. The weather is perfect—it isn’t really that hot. I love Fall in New England. One hour later . . . it’s warmer than I expected. I certainly didn’t need a fleece jacket.
My lower back is killing me,
and I can’t raise my leg. According to my trainer, this is called DOMS or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. It’s basically muscle pain or soreness that occurs a day or two after strenuous or unaccustomed exercise. That’s certainly true in this case.
Four liquid Advil (gel-cap variety) will do wonders for DOMS.
Why am I doing this???
Today, I fell.
I think I fell because I’ve got a different bike. My son-in-law says something’s wrong with the brakes. This new bike is stupid. It’s got three wheels. Basically, it’s an adult tricycle—my husband’s idea for keeping me safe. I’m going back to the other bike.
I need padding for this bicycle seat.
I have to keep telling myself that cancer sucks. Supporting the Healing Garden by riding in this virtual ride is a way I can help folks who have cancer get help they need. That keeps me from quitting.
Stationary bikes aren’t much better—I’m going to try the step machine.
It will keep my legs moving, which is the point. Isn’t it?
With all the calories I’m burning, I think it won’t hurt to eat walnut maple ice cream for lunch today.
Proud of myself.
I found out that my blog inspired two people to sign-up for the Healing Garden QuaranTEAM ride. Now, I need to get out and ride.
I should have started training two weeks earlier.
Why didn’t I start this earlier? I’m never on time for anything. I’m always a day late and a dollar short. Some things don’t change. Stop beating yourself up!! You can do this.