Friday, June 19, 2009

Bike Jersey and Such

First, my contribution to photo friday - me looking all cute in my new bike jersey for my commute!


The backstory is that I found the "postcards" jersey on clearance online at velowear.com. It's one of the jerseys that has the potential for custom or semi-custom work because of the big white space. One of the semi-custom options was the "save the planet bike to work" logo which I though matched the jersey nicely color-wise, fit the theme because of the postcards from various places around the world, and would be perfect for my bike commute! And now that I have it, I think it makes me look thinner as well, always a good thing!

Went to the gym Wed after commuting into work. Returned to the gym Thursday for upper body and then met with the running group for hill repeats. YAY! Love hill repeats. The prescribed workout was 1 mile warm up, 8x20sec HARD/sprint uphill with REST/walk downhill between each, then 1 mile cool down. I try to make it a game whereby I try to hit or better my mark each time. Oddly, about half the group opted for an optional workout (tempo run). Guess the hill love isn't shared by all.

This morning I was scheduled for lower body "torture" with Trainer. I casually mentioned to him that I was tight in my hips and hamstrings and Boy Howdy did he loosen me up. Wasn't fun in the process, but admittedly I feel much better after being "pretzeled." Also did several lower body strength exercises while I was there. I'm beginning to love squats. I'm strange that way.

This afternoon I have a lunch date with Daughter. We're going to have Indian food. Doesn't get much better than that. I am also returning to the salon in attempt to "fix" a cruddy haircut. Wish me luck!

Updated to add self portrait in car on way home from 'do-over. This single length, slightly angled bob is much better than the weird choppy layers from my latest cut, at least in my opinion!

30 comments:

  1. cute jersey!! glad you got loosened up, have a great date with your daughter! :)

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  2. lookin' good. have a wonderful lunch. Indian is delish.

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  3. Oh! Me! Me! I'm good at fixing cruddy haircuts :-)

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. love the jersey - it is very flattering!

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  5. I love that jersey! How perfect.

    Sounds like a fun game with the hill repeats. Great workout! I'd take hills over a tempo run too!

    Enjoy lunch with your daughter and good luck at the salon!

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  6. Yup, white on the upper portion and colored below - very figure flattering. NICE! ;)

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  7. Very flattering top! Have fun at lunch and good luck with the haircut..

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  8. I love that jersey! And you do indeed wear it well.

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  9. Adorable jersey! I'm going this weekend to invest in some bike gear.

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  10. That is just so cool! You ARE majorly cute in that bike jersey!

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  11. love the jersey (although you don't need any help looking slim, my friend!). Good luck with your haircut and enjoy your yummy lunch :)

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  12. i am new to your blog, but you are speaking my language. i also like hill work, beats speed intervals any day. Also love squats & Indian food!

    The jersey rocks! I like the message and the "look" on you. I used to commute to work on bike until I started working from home, now I commute in bedroom slippers, coffee in hand.

    nice do!

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  13. Great haircut. It suits you. (Don't know how the cruddy haircut looked like though)

    I love squats, too, especially the single leg ones. Well done on your hill sprints. So how did your trainer loosen you up? And do I really wanna know ... LOL

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  14. Excellent jersey!

    And did you say you loved hill intervals? What's wrong with you??

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  15. You look fabulous! Love the bike jersey. I am the site coordinator for bike to work day at my workplace this coming weds. Our jerseys are really not so great tee shirts. Oh well.

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  16. OMG I WANT THIS JERSEY!!!!

    You look great in it! Those private torture sessions with the trainer are paying off =) (I'm thinking about this myself....)

    It's been 2 months since I started cycling commute and I'm wearing running shirts. I work in the Environmental planning division of the City so that would be totally fitting to arrive with this top. =)

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  17. went to the website and got one too! I'm a copy cat! I seriously love it!! Thanks for the idea. =)

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  18. love that jersey! And you look great in it!!!

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  19. thanks for the jersey info, I looked at it the other day, still debating...it is cute though!! LOL

    Love your "new do", very stylish!

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  20. Yes, very attractive and flattering bike jersey! And I so envy your straight hair. That new do looks great too.

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  21. I LOVE this jersey! That's fantastic.

    Great job with the workout too. WOW!

    Your haircut is super cute. I'm trying so hard not to chop mine all off again, trying to grow it out a little.

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