I have not 'seriously' been on the princess (aka - my tri bike) since October. Sometimes you just have to take the bike and put her in her room for awhile. I do this to avoid burnout and from throwing her into the gulf (hey - sometimes I get really burned out!) On Facebook I was invited to a coffee ride - which I thought would be an excellent way to get back into a saddle. A leisurely 40ish mile ride and then coffee after? Perfect!
This morning I woke up uber excited for the ride. Sitting on the couch, drinking my coffee, I turned on the weather channel. 40 degrees - 20mph wind/gusts. Awesome. When I got to the ride, it only got better. I only knew two people. And I was the only girl. The other 20 people were hard core roadies. Just a bit out of my comfort zone.
Suck it up princess and get it done.
Check. It was fast and I was in the 'b' group - but for my first ride back in 2+ months, I was pretty excited. Thankfully my cross training with P90X and my new found love of mtn biking paid off - and I felt awesome. Oh how I've missed quality time on the princess.
But I can not forget the new purple princess:
On a random ranting note.
(man - I have not done this forever)
Special K's 'lose 6 lbs in two weeks'. Absolute crap. A bowl of cereal of breakfast and lunch? Really? How long can someone keep that up? And what is that serving? 1/2 cup? You know after the 'two weeks' those six lbs will just reappear! It's not a diet folks - its a lifestyle change - that is the key :) Eat fruits and veggies and you'll be looking good!
Not to mention - I can't keep cereal in the house because I will seriously eat a box in one day. Some people are addicted to chocolate - but my weakness is cereal. LOVE IT! So - this Special K diet will no doubt NOT work for me.