Training for the Adventure…

Just finished a training ride for the journey, and for the 50 mile segment of the Cap2Cap ride this weekend. There is two things that I am certain of…that whenever you have a nice downhill is this Tidewater region, you can be certain that it will be followed by a nice (or, not so nice) uphill!

And, this ride will take all I’ve got at first! I can’t wait to get out of Virginia. It is nothing but hills! I may have to walk out!

Superman no mas…

It sucks not being indestructible. I mean that I had those aches and pains that come from enjoying life but getting older, but in my head I was still indestructible. I didn’t break, I bent. I wasn’t afraid to put myself to the test…in almost anything!

But then Feb. 14, 2014 came along, and suddenly I wasn’t indestructible anymore. I didn’t just come near my Kryptonite, I ate it! And, it sucks!

I couldn’t run, or climb, or swim, or ride my bike. I was suddenly afraid of things. I was afraid to go in the ocean by myself (I have since, though). I was afraid to go hiking and climbing. I was afraid of riding a bike (I’m still kind of afraid of that. I’ve fallen more than once). I was even nervous about driving a car or going down the stairs.

Every day gets a little better, but I never know how I’m going to feel tomorrow. When I push too hard, my body pushes back. That’s new, and it’s not fun.

I’m still in it to ride this bicycle across the country. I think that it is so cool! And for such a good cause. But, it also scares the hell out of me. And, that isn’t so cool!

I haven’t come along as much as I expected, so I’m going to train and recover on the road.

It’ll be an experience! And, it still scares the hell out of me!

SPAM!!!

What is it with all of the spam that I have had to delete? Thousands of messages every day! How did/do they find me? It’s bad enough when they spam under comments, but how do they find me when they don’t connect using a comment?

I’ll never, ever, ever buy Asics again!

OK, so much for letting that go. Back to deleting the spam.