I did it and got to do everything the way I wanted too. I got some sewing done on Friday night so I could take my new purse with me. I’m going to have to remake my phone case because my phone barely fits. I apparently have bigger seam allowances than the original pattern. I got a bunch packed up that night and then my day on Saturday started at 7 am. We did get out the door by 8:45 with both boys and everything I needed. My big boy did a great job singing at the nursing home for the Great Day of Service and made his momma proud. My mom got there and picked up the boys. I headed off to my scrapbooking retreat. It was great, I got spend the rest of the day with friends and got 17 (I think that was how many I counted) pages done for my youngest baby book. So at 11:45 pm I made it back to my parents house and crashed. Church was interesting since I was tired and my little guy didn’t want to sit still. We ended up back in my mom’s office and he watched Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on the computer while I reclined in a chair. I did sneak in a little nap before I had to run an errand and my bike ride.
My stomach is definitely off, but I made sure to eat about an hour before my ride so I would have enough energy. The weather was great, mid 80’s and overcast. We headed out just after 4 pm on the 20 mile route. It was a group of 6 ladies and one guy. We are all getting more wild with our jersey colors. We had my tennis ball lime, a bright blue, purple biker chick, and two safety orange. You could see us coming which is a good thing. I can tell that I am getting stronger. One thing is that when I first went on a ride, I tried to stand up and pedal and I hated it. It didn’t hurt but my muscles screamed in ways that I didn’t like at all. I’m pretty sure I didn’t try it again until this ride. I can actually say that there was a couple stretches that it felt better to stand up than to stay seated. Woohoo for progress!!!!! I made it up Stewart feeling better than the last time. We decided to tack on one more hill – Marcie Camp. It’s short but a quick/steep rise. I had to stop about 2/3 up it and walk for a little bit. My legs were screaming but I didn’t make it up Stewart the first time so no worries. I will tackle Marcie Camp next time. We made it back and we all felt good. I actually went about 1 mile/hr faster on average so that makes me happy that I am getting faster. We did get some rain but it was mostly sprinkles in the last 2 miles or so nothing bad and it actually helped cool you off a little. So I lied, I didn’t take any pictures. Hopefully the next time I ride I will get some pics of something cool. No one wrecked, got sick or had a bad time which was great. I feel better after taking several days off. I may try and walk on the treadmill tonight for 30 mins or so to keep moving but not be too strenuous since I just did a bike ride yesterday. I know I will probably run on Wednesday night and go to Zumba on Thursday. I’m going to lay off the kettlebell this week and then see how I’m doing next week. I may need to back up and do a less strenuous workout and see how I feel.