Just finished off Legs & Back and I am exhausted. I was out until about 3pm doing work today. I had a protein bar in place of lunch so when I got home I made myself a grilled chix sandwich on whole wheat and had an apple. Waited about an hour and decided to try out my new bike computer on my new cycling route! I mapped out a 6.5 mile route in my neighborhood. I tried to limit the amount of stop signs and put in a few straight aways. So, today I started out and everything was looking good until I got to my first straight away and the wind was blowing right in my face!!! Let's just say the wind REALLY effects you on a bike. WOW. I continued on through the neighborhood and had the wind at my back a few times too so it all balanced out!
Overall, I really enjoyed the cycle and enjoyed having the bike computer. I rode for 10.2 miles. My average speed was 14.9 MPH. And I biked for a little over 40 minutes. The Triathlon course I am doing has a 13.8 mile track. If I averaged that out I would have done the bike in 55 minutes. That needs to improve by 8-10 minutes for me to be happy with the time during the Tri! However, I did stop for probably 2-3 minutes to put air in my rear tire about 2 miles into the ride. I should have checked that before I left the garage. The reason I didn't do the full 13.8 today was because I wanted to do Legs & Back.
After the ride I went upstairs and immediately did Legs & Back. It was good because I was really warmed up and ready to go. It was bad because the leg portion was just brutal. My energy level was toast. The ride took more out of me than I thought because I only did 88 reps on the 8 pullups exercises today. I think I did 176 last week? And I was struggling to get to 88. Not only that but I am pretty sure it is going to be difficult to get out of bed tomorrow. After the ISO Lunge things my legs felt like two pieces of rubber. Going down the steps was difficult to navigate! I decided to skip ARX today because I was just too beat to do it. I'll toss it in tomorrow so I do not miss it. I took 3 advil and am drinking a ton of water tonight praying that it keeps me loose for Kenpo tomorrow. Good times - sometimes I wonder why I do this to myself!
But on the good news side - I am now wearing size 32 pants again! I haven't fit into size 32 since I was 19 years old. About 9 months ago I was wearing sizes 35 and 36 (and squeezing into some 34's ...lol). The 32's aren't even tight either. I guess milestones like these answer the question of why I do this to myself!!!
Tomorrow is Kenpo and Monday begins Week 12!
Thanks for Reading,