3-the number of bird eggs Cliff found in one of my ferns at the beach
Numbers! That's what has been going through my mind this weekend. I'm probably not normal, but to help pass the time while I'm exercising, I start counting things. I count miles, minutes, cadence, clouds, birds, rabbits, porta pottys...you name it. It's probably OCD! I've been known to exhibit a few of those traits. What you are about to read pertains to my bike rides this weekend.
Let's take a look......
Saturday's bike ride:
1 - peanut butter and jelly sandwich (at 2 hours into the ride)
2 - bottles of Gatorade
2 - cramps in my quads (while resting hours later)
3 - Swans gracefully landing in the lake at Market Commons
4.5 - hours on the bike
5 - bunnies spotted along the trails
8 - pieces of watermelon (at 2 hours into the ride...OMG it was so good)
40 - miles I rode on the bike
67 - number of times I said, "Help me Jesus".
92 - the temperature when I finished the bike ride
1872 - number of calories burned (Double Holler!)
2 - the number of times I was on top of this bridge overlooking the intracoastal waterway
Sunday's bike ride:
1/2 - peanut butter and jelly sandwich (at the end of the ride)
1 - bottle of Gatorade
2 - hours on the bike
2 - trips over a 4-5% grade bridge (screaming quads!)
3 - bunnies spotted along the trails
4 - number of pounds I've lost since starting training
5 - pieces of watermelon (at the end of the ride and still SO good)
20 - miles we rode on the bike (Cliff went with me)86 - the temperature when we finished the bike ride, this morning
898 - calories burned (Holler!)
And one last number....93.77 - number of miles I rode last week!!
I absolutely believe that I will be well prepared for the WomansTour bike ride next month. My weekend rides have been getting longer and even though the temperatures are sweltering, starting early is the key. My legs are tired and I've felt drained, but it's nothing hydration and a good nights rest won't help. I actually look forward to my next ride.