Thursday, April 14, 2011

Six pounds in one week?

Six pounds in one week?!  Nope, not even going to try that.  I've officially given up on my weight goal for my 40th birthday.  Really, I gave up on it about a month ago when I still had 8 pounds to lose in a month...

However!  I'm still considering my fitness and health goal a success.  My clothes are definitely fitting much better and I can feel the muscles in my legs and core.  I feel great.  And I look great, if I do say so myself!  :)

Plus, I went out riding on Saturday morning and after going around all the construction and actually getting to a trail that was rideable, I realized that I don't even notice the little inclines that left me huffing a puffing 6 months ago.  Success.

My next fitness goal is to ride Fatty's 100 Miles of Nowhere!

The back-story: Three years ago, Fatty was talking about a Christmas present he gave himself and was trying to make himself not feel bad about buying them for himself.  It was a set of rollers - basically, a treadmill for bicycles.  He was justifying the purchase by saying that he could probably ride 100 miles on the rollers.  And he dared everyone to bet him that he couldn't do it.  If he did, they would have to donate money to Livestrong, if he didn't, he would have to donate money to Livestrong. Of course, he completed the 100 miles on his rollers and an annual event was born.

The following year, he had people sign up to ride 100 Miles of Nowhere, donate money to Livestrong and then send in a "race" report.  Some of those reports are really funny!  Go to the sidebar and peruse Fatty's blog for 100 Miles of Nowhere.  (I would link to it, but then his comments do that funny ping-back thing and link back to this blog entry and...  well, I still like my relative anonymity.)

The idea of the event is to either ride rollers, your bicycle trainer, or an extremely small route for 100 miles.  And then document the experience.

The "official" date of the ride is Saturday, June 4, but our plan is to ride the Memorial Park Picnic Loop, which is a 1.18 mile loop.  The Picnic Loop is only closed to car traffic on weekdays, however, so we're going to do it on Friday, June 3 instead.  And we have several friends talked into doing it with us!  It's going to be a blast!  Or something like that...  :)