bike week

So, this week is my riding focus week. I don’t ride as often as I’d like to or should, for that matter. I’m still deathly afraid of getting killed while on my bike, so my time out on the fo’really reals roads are limited to my sceeredness.

So, last night was a boring trainer ride. Nothing to report. Just that David upgraded my bike to a 10-speed over the weekend, but I didn’t gear up or down during that ride much. I mainly spin with resistance and stay steady.

This morning I woke up to the stupid alarm going off at 5:45. Luckily, I’m getting used to it. We set out for a run/walk. I’m trying to take it easy until tomorrow’s diagnosis of my shins. I know, I know – more ice, ice, ice, no running, blah, blah, blah. Another friend joined us, and she’s going to start running with us regularly. I actually felt great while running today, so maybe the key is to really slow down.

For lunch today, I got back on the trainer and caught up on Hollywood gossip. I really need to figure out this seat situation I have. I can’t find a seat that I love. I may just have to buy one from LBS this week, and take it back if it doesn’t work. I feel like I keep moving back on it, but then I scoot back up cause my lady region hurts.

Mentioned earlier, but I’m stoked about finally seeing someone about my shins. My appt is tomorrow afternoon and I know I may just hear “don’t do the half marathon in 5 weeks”. If so, I think I will cry. Seriously. I signed up for it already and paid that money. We’ll see.

So, this whole Push-up challenge that’s being talked about amongst all my bloggin’ buddies has peaked my interest and I think I’m gonna join the cool kid club. Our Navy PRT test consists of doing as many push-ups in 2:00 as you can. There is a minimum for each sex/age. I don't even know what it is. Everyone always knocks as many as they can out then quits before the 2:00 is up, because you can only rest in the push-up position. No butt in the air, or no resting on the ground. So, you basically just do what you can then stop. I usually do about 20, then rest in the up position and do about 15 more. So, I did my 20 push-ups. I'm looking forward to improving them.

Tomorrow, I finally hit the pool to see if I’ve improved any. If not, I’ll be okay, but if I have – I’ll be stoked (this is obviously my word of the week). I also will be riding after work, hopefully. This depends on David’s training schedule though. I may be getting back on the trainer.

Blogger won't let me comment on anyone's blog right now. I was reading Bob's and started to comment and not so much.


Mon: OCN: 10.02 miles, 36:11, 16.62 mph
Tues: ORN: 3.34 miles, 41:51, 12:32 min/mi
Tues: OCR: 10.01 miles, 36:25, 16:49 mph


Marcy said...

Diggin the new look!!

Awwhhh chica I hope for the best news tomorrow! Let us know how it goes!

Ummm yeah about the Push Up Challenge. I officially hate you and everyone else who can do 1 or more :P

Unknown said...

Woah! Somebody's been redecorating. Nice layout. :)

Best wishes with your shins. Tell them they can't say not to run the HM unless they want to get kicked in theirs. hehehehe

I'm all stoked because I can now do.....drum roll please.....5 pushups in a row. LOL

Nikki said...

ohhh seriously? 35? damn..your pipes are good!

I also would like to know what kind of seat you find. My "girl parts" always end up hurting and , like you, I slide back and forth trying to find a spot that doesn't hurt to much :-/

Thanks so much for always checkin in on me Mendy, I really appreciate your comments and positive outlook!

Lily on the Road said...

Love the new look!!

BTW, looking at your pic's you've lost weight girl!!! Looking great!

Good luck with the shin my fingers crossed!

Eric said...

Shin-splints will NEVER stop you! Don't listen to the nay-sayers...but do take time off to let them heal, if necessary, in order to make the 1/2 marry. No worries! Hope to see y'all soon!

Wes said...

Yea, I like the new profile pic too. I hope the shin thing turns out to be good news. Have you tried replacement insoles? I know they help my shins and ankles. Also, the ISM saddle I have is great for the soft tissues. I want to get Dee Dee one of those Terry women's saddles, but she won't let me yet. She says she is happy with hers!

Erin Leigh said...

I am fine resting in plank but collapse going down to even do a push-up so 20 amazes me. I am going to do the challenge when I am done with my summer classes.

I hope you find a decent seat, that bruising is no fun at all. I have to say I have the fear on the bike myself. I grew up in the country and rode my bike everywhere, like 20-40 miles a day in the summer just going to friends houses and stuff. It is so busy here that it is hard to get anywhere.

The pics of Miss Grace are beautiful. Loving them!!!

John J. Kaiser said...

"This morning I woke up to the stupid alarm going off at 5:45. Luckily, I’m getting used to it"

Feel lucky. The time is coming when my alarm will go off at 3:55 a.m. in the morning so I can make it to the gym (which is 2 hours away) at 6 a.m.

RunnerGirl said...

20 push ups? Seriously? You're amazing! I'm hoping that by the end of the challenge I'll be up to 20!!!

Bob - said...

Love the new blog cracks me sooo looks like you :-)

more ice, ice, ice, no running, blah, blah, blah. AND (Don't forget to ROLL the shins with the tiger tail or stick, keep the blood moving through to help heal faster) Hope ur appt goes well & you can get back to running.

J~Mom said...

Can't wait to hear what the doc said!! I hope it's just going to be more ice!

YAY for bike week!

J~Mom said...

I forgot to say that you should check out the Specialized saddles. I *heart* mine and I have heard several others say the same.

P.O.M. said...

I'm a scardy cat fo sho on a bike. I can ride leisurly on my beach cruiser and STILL crash. No way could I race on a bike. ha!

Jess said...

If you can already do that many push ups you'll rock the challenge for sure!

Viv said...

I am scared of the bike too unless it is a closed course then I am still scared of crashing..LOL! Great times on the bike. I just got a new saddle and trying it out tomorrow will let you know how it goes cost me a pretty penny but heard a lot of great stuff about it.