Saturday, November 15, 2008

Turtles Unite!

Remember a few weeks ago when I mentioned that I have organized the running group (Turtles) to start running again on Saturdays during the off season?

Well today was the kick-off run. Excellent, right?

One tiny little problem - I'm still NOT RUNNING!!

I decided not to let that one minor detail stop me and showed up at the meeting place looking like this (yes, I do realize that I look like a dork with my helmet over a hat, but it was about 30deg when I left my house and I'll take warmth over a fashion statement any day):


I figured that I'd simply hop on my bike, ride over to the meeting spot, ride on the bike trail while they were running, join them again after their run, then ride home for a total of ~23 miles. Then come home and do my PT excercises and my push-ups. Brilliant!

So about that plan.

While it didn't seem like much when I planned it, apparently when you've done basically ZERO cardio for a month, 23 miles turns out to be rather exhausting. Who knew?!?!

I suppose the first clue might have been that I had to remove the race number STILL ON MY BIKE from mid-September. Ooops, has it really been THAT long since I rode my bike?

So now after eating an apple, two hot dogs, a bowl of frosted flakes, and a bowl of cocoa wheats (yes, I also realize that I'm eating like crap today), all I feel like doing is taking a nap.

Oh, and the PT stuff and push-ups? Ummmm. I'll get to those later this afternoon (Or tomorrow).

24 comments:

  1. Great ride. Now rock that well deserved nap, homie.

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  2. Well, 23 miles is quite a ride! I think that's enough.

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  3. Great idea to bring out the bike so you didn't have to miss out. Sounds like you earned some indulgences..mmm, hot dogs!

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  4. well, kudos for getting out there anyway, and 23 miles is a great ride!. Enjoy the nap! :)

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  5. Great idea to ride your bike! 30 degrees is cold, esp. on a bike. I'd have so much on no one would recognize me :-)

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  6. Congrats on your first meetup, and way to go not letting your lack of running stop you from participating :)

    Rest up!

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  7. Ha your funny girlie!

    Good job on riding 23 miles!!! WOOHOO!

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  8. "apple, two hot dogs, a bowl of frosted flakes, and a bowl of cocoa wheats" after riding 23 miles makes for a good nap set-up!

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  9. I wear hats under my helmet too.

    23 is a nice ride. Enjoy your nap.

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  10. It's during the recovery when you actual gain fitness. Can't take the napping and resting serious enough, girl friend. :-) Well done on the ride and hats under helmets are cool. Look at all those European pro riders.

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  11. Hey Great job getting out there even when you could not run. You rocked it. Your menu was quite the interesting combo.

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  12. Your picture looks like I do all spring and fall here. I always have to cover my ears. It always amazes me how quickly we lose fitness when we aren't doing the same things all the time! It will come back once you start running again.

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  13. What a sweet ride, way no to let the "turtles" have their inagural meeting with out ya!

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  14. Kudos to you for joining the group no matter what!

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  15. I love your selection of food! Sounds like me.

    FYI - Sat was my 'kick-off' day for my winter speed workouts with Steve and the crew we rounded up.

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  16. Twenty three miles sure would knock me out. Good job on all of it.

    And thanks for your words of encouragement and support, I appreciate it!

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  17. 23 miles on a bike would kill me right now.

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  18. Hey, great work on creating a running club!!. I want to do that on the town I live in, but I still do not know what are the things that a running should do!!.

    I mean, of course that they need to run, but what other activities can a running club provide to people that run that they want to feel attracted to join?

    web.me.com/amaurydeleon

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  19. I don't think you look like a dork?! You look cute! ;D

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  20. Totally justifies a nap! Go ahead.

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  21. Yeah.. 23 miles can feel like a lot :) Way to get the ride in though!

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  22. Biking makes me so hungry like that, too!! Nice job :-)

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