Just did 20 miles
I promised myself when I got up this morning that I would try and get in a decent length ride for the first time when I got off of work today.
I used the Lake Sammamish trail out in Redmond, which was incredibly flat and quite pretty for my ride, and I just kept on going till I figured it was getting to be that time to turn around.
It ends up that I did about 20 miles round trip, burning about 1400 calories or so. I'm pretty proud of myself, though my bum might argue over the subject.
I didn't have a goal other than to break out of the riding 3.5 miles to and from work that I've been doing the past month. I just wanted to say that I rode 10 or something, and it ended up being 20+.
A few notes to self, I need rain gear. There was a bit of rain when I left, but it downright soaked me by the end. I also left way too late for a ride like that, and didn't get back into my area of town till after 10pm, which I wasnt prepared for.
I have to admit, I was feeling pretty miserable towards the end thanks to all of the water, and the saddle pain I was experiencing. I was also downright pooped by the end, and I almost missed my "finish line". A shower perked me right up again, and I'm feeling accomplished.
Hey, that's a pretty big milestone. Feel proud of yourself, most people will think you're insane.
Around here, we think you're doing great!
Nice!! It feels good to get a nice long ride under your belt, especially when most of your riding is commuting. Soak it in and enjoy it! Maybe do it again today!!
Great job. Keep up the good work. Pretty soon you will be telling us about your recent 30 mile ride.
I feel pretty accomplished from my ride, and a little sore today to go with it hehe. I'm going to hit up that trail again Saturday morning I think, it really was quite nice.
Maybe I'll take some pictures and share.
Outstanding! Great feeling, isn't it?