Saturday, July 30, 2005

Inch by inch

Step by step - that's how I'm approaching this training. I took a rest day yesterday, and this morning I felt a little wimpy. I didn't bother setting my 30-minute timer, because I thought I would be making a stop at the supermarket for a piece of fruit. As it turned out, I didn't do that until I had got all the way up to JinglePot and Westwood and backtracked to the JinglePot store. I went, again, a couple of blocks farther than I had the time before.

I was out shopping this afternoon, and took a detour to check my cycling distance. According to my car's odometer, the trip from JP and W home is about 5.5 km, so my round trip was about 11 km - nothing at all, by normal cycling standards, but a lot for me.

In a few minutes, R and I are going to go out on our bikes - probably for an hour's ride again. I'm really looking forward to it. If we do an hour's ride, that will make my day's cycling total at least 22 km - maybe 25, which is what I would like to be doing on a daily basis - someday. R worked today, so he hasn't had any exercise yet. I hope I hold out.

3 comments:

Javatraveler said...

Sounds like biking is for you. Good job!

Charlie

Sandra said...

I missed you by just a few minutes, Charlie. We just got in from our ride - one hour and ten minutes, but I did have to bike up one of the hills (plus a tiny one in the park. There was a sharp curve on the narrow track, closely followed by the short but steep hill. As I came around the curve, I was confronted by two little girls on their bikes, coming the opposite way. SCREECH! We scared each other.) I think this ride was longer than this morning's - R was leading the way, and he took me on a route I've never done - but there wasn't as much long slow climbing. I figure my distance for the day was about 25 km.

Sandra said...

Aargh. Of course, I meant that I did have to walk up one of the hills...