Don't Make Change too Complicated: Just Begin!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Kudos to Debbie our Cycling Coach!

I have watched this woman week after week and each week she continue to amaze me! WHY? Because she is a great coach! She watches everything and everyone one. She knows each rider and how they are doing...if they are riding well...or if they are struggling that day....and she supports them in an individual way...seeming to know what will work the best for them!
Debbie! YOU ROCK!

The Road Side Orange Stand

Thursday, August 21, 2008

***Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle***This morning I was interviewed by Kyle Battis the site manager for Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle Inner Circle ...a body building group I belong to. Although I hardly have the body of a bodybuilder , the precepts of this sensible program have helped me continue weight loss and build muscle and tone the body. Check out their site which is listed at the right.The focus of the interview , which will come out in audio and in transcript form, was looking at your belief system when it comes to weight loss, how to stay motivated and how to develop a purpose...a higher purpose that will motivate you. Tom Venuto , the owner, is a huge supporter of Team in Training and has already donated quite a lot of money to the effort to fight blood cancer through my site. His hope ,through this interview , is to gain more support for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society from his thousands of clients world wide and to inspire others who are overweight to make a beginning on a healthier path toward fitness. If you watch his site , you will be able to see when the interview comes out. Thank you Tom! Thanks Kyle!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

60 miles!

Speed is not the Issue..Repeat after Me!

Having Fun is the issue! I met a friend at the gym last week who is an endurance athlete. He asked for an update on my training. We discussed riding 109 miles and how to get from point A to point B. Six times, and believe me..he counted...he told me " Speed is not the issue ." and told me to repeat this back to a mantra. He told me that he rides a century at 15 mph but he is a seasoned endurance athlete. Needless to say, he told me, your avgs. will be slower than that! He told me , "Having fun is the issue. You are not a racer and this is a fundraiser. Go out and have fun! That is what is important!" Otherwise, he told me..."You are going to work yourself into having and issue!" We do not want that! LOL.

KABOOM! Luckily, I have Hips!

There is just nothing like the feeling of being totally helpless and imprisoned in your cleats! I fell right over...BOOM! It was like slow motion...I saw and felt it happening, but could do nothing about it but try to break my fall with my feet were stuck in my cleats! The next thing I knew my feet and my bike and me were parallel to the road. Friends came and wrestled my feet out of my cleats and got me up from that precarious position.... LOL. And thank you to my friends for helping me! I have a few bruises as a result, but nothing dramatic! I wish someone had taken a pic! This happened about 15 miles into the ride.

By far, this was my best because I felt so good and sooo strong. When I got off the bike I said, "I feel like I can ride 20 more miles!" In the past I have said "54 miles is plenty" ...or whatever the mileage was....but yesterday, I was able to push and go faster the last 15 miles or so...maybe it was the raisins! LOL. I felt strong and that is such a good feeling!

My friend Yun was back from her vacation today and I was able to enjoy a very social day on the bike and have wonderful companionship and see the beauty of the earth! What could be better? Well, I can think of one thing LOL! Today, though, was a fantastic day! strong>