Thursday, June 27, 2013


  I got a SUPER late start on my bike this morning. I originally wanted to start out between 6 and 6:30.  But I just didn't have it in me to move.  I KNEW that I was still going to was never in debate to not go, I just struggled to get moving in that direction.  6 passed, then 6:30......  So 7 became my new projected start time.   A few minutes before 7,  I  got dressed and went into the kitchen to grab a string cheese and to fill up my water bottles.  My husband asked "would you make me some shrimp salad for my lunch"  I have a problem with saying no so I made him shrimp salad...and packed his lunch.  I did get our dishes done and my lunch packed also!  :-)   So I didn't get out onto my bike until 7:45 Yeah.....a tad bit late, but I don't work until as long as I was home by 9:15 I could swing it. (who really needs to dry their hair before work....brush, twist and clip it up wet is my hair style). 

So I was trucking along and about  mile 6 I went down a hill and around a corner.  I had to keep it tight to the berm because a truck was coming up behind me.  There was some gravel loose on the edge of the road.  NO, I didn't go down (thank goodness)...but I flatted out.  SOOOOO I got off and called my husband and walked toward the direction in which he was coming from. (we figured out that my bike fits perfectly in the back of the civic hatchback, that's a good thing to know!)   OH least I got 6 miles in.  :-)  I felt GOOD too! 

The good thing about getting home from my bike ride earlier than projected?   I have a load of laundry in the wash, the floors have been vacuumed, the bed made...I'm rolling!  Ohh and the bike tire will be changed tonight or tomorrow and I'll be back out on Saturday for my planned ride!  (yes, I have a spare tube and know how to change it,.....and I sure hope my words don't come back to bite me and I have to wait for my brother to get back from Indiana to help me....but I've changed tires on my Trek and Todd's trek quite a few times).

My weight.  I know it's my food.  I am eating lower calories but I've allowed food that shouldn't be in my diet to not only creep in but to take up residence.   So I'm cleaning house...kicking those things out......back to the basics. 


twogirlsmama76 said...

Glad you are getting lots accomplished. Sorry about the tire. Get those red light foods out of the house. I have red light foods outside of the house, then I won't over indulge. You got this! Look how far you have come!

Eesh said...

You totally had me freaked out when I saw your topic. I was like Oh NO!...and then I saw "flat" I was like phew! Glad she's ok. You're doing well love. Six miles is a lot, really!


Darcy Winters said...

I was a little afraid to read your post when I saw the title, but glad all is okay. Don't forget - muscles weigh more than fat - so you may have that going on too!

timothy said...

getting work done is a good thing and glad you're kicking those foods out too!

A Strong New Me said...

Six miles is awesome! I love those mornings that I get a lot done and feel so accomplished. That doesn't happen very often, though ha ha.

Chip Paulson said...

It`s alright. The most important thing is to pick yourself back up up and go at it stronger than ever! Yes, I even mean this about flat tires!