Got back on Monday and am back in training as of today…went for an hour’s workout at the gym this morning, followed by half an hour on the trainer when I got home tonight.
This is going to involve a bit more sacrifice than I thought. I had to get up at 5am this morning in order to get my workout in–I have a 7:30am meeting every Wednesday morning (an international conference call), so I had to be up at 5am to make it out the door at 5:30am to the gym at 5:45, finish workout by 7am and back home by 7:15 to prep for the call. Which meant I had to have the discipline to get back and into bed by 9pm last night–that was really the hard part.
Training on the trainer isn’t full of pain and suffering anymore–I got a new set of DVDs from Netflix and am happily catching up on Fantastic Four cartoons. I also have “Collateral Damage” and “12 Monkeys” queued up to go. The only problem is that my groin area starts to get numb after about half an hour, since I’m in the saddle in the same position without a break. I’m going to have to remind myself to get off the bike from time to time to let the area decompress.
My training schedule at the moment seems fairly light–weight training three times a week, two longer rides on the weekends (2 hours and 2:15), and two half-hour rides during the week. Still pretty light and easy so far.
I have a new heart rate monitor, and am learning to use all the bells and whistles.
I also have a bunch of new cycling jerseys–I went on a bit of a crazy kick the week before I left and ordered a bunch of jerseys at 50-75% off. Tried one on today and decided I look REALLY good in sleeveless jerseys–will keep that in mind during my next fashion rampage. 🙂
I have knitted myself a pink tutu. I’m working on a blue-purple-green one which will have peacock feathers sewn all over it–have over 200 peacock feathers. Not sure how I’m going to attach them yet.
And I have my first two donations!! My brother and his wife pledged $500 and my mom is sponsoring me for $250. Both of them were kind enough to send the money to me and let me make the donation in my own name, so that Adobe (my employer) will match the donation. So I have $1500 already! That’s good news.
The bad news is that I still have $3500 to go, and some of my big sponsors probably won’t be able to donate this year…so I don’t know if I’ll be able to make my fundraising goal. But I’m sure going to try! (And if you feel like helping, please sponsor me yourself!)
Sponsor me at https://www.aidslifecycle.org/donate/form.cfm?n=1918