I had a breakthrough cycling today. I know, right? Can you think of anything more exciting??
My ass was killing me around 20 minutes in, and that was after taking a stretch 30 seconds at 15 minutes, so I.... wait for it.... upped the gears and stood up while I pedaled!!! Now, for a lot of you, I'm sure you're rolling your eyes. But I actually feel nauseous at the very idea of standing up and pedaling. So this is a big deal. I did it for 5 minutes, and then by the time I sat back down, I was able to finish the 30 minutes. I was pretty hot just from that 5 minutes, so tomorrow I am going to try 5 minutes up, 5 minutes down, on and on. Can't hurt, right? It really seemed to up the intensity, and I think I need more of that.
Rowing was as boring as ever, but I just really tried to concentrate on my form. I'm really, really enjoying my new audiobook and I would like to recommend it to you all. It is: Sex, Murder & a Double Latte by Kyra Davis. It made me laugh out loud a couple of times while I was rowing. It kinda reminds me of Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum books. Anyhow, if you're looking for a new author to try....
Took the dog for a short walk today, only 25 minutes around the block. I had a lunch today and so was in my jeans, and it just wasn't comfortable walking. At least he got to stretch his legs a bit.
Not much else to report. Oh, I did decide today though that I will keep up with the cycling and rowing even after my triathlon challenge is done up at the club. I'm kinda in a groove now. Might as well keep it going. Besides, now I can even stand up! Who would give that up? HAHA
Have a healthy day bloggers!!