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I took my Belly for a ride yesterday!

Old 11-21-10, 09:33 AM
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I took my Belly for a ride yesterday!

I've been off the bike for 3+ weeks due to a College Football Games, golf tournament, traveling, etc. I took the 3 weeks do some training for the Thanksgiving table. I must say that there should be no issue Thursday to injest as much favors as needed. Back while in training I coujd get that "I'm full" sensation pretty quickly. Now I can eat endlessly and then some.

Over the last several weeks I played in a 4 day golf tournament at Myrtle Beach that my buddies have been putting on for 35 years. This was the last one. We have had as many as 300 people attend at it's peak. They kept it to 124 golfers this year to keep it on one golf course. I shot in the 70's every day and finished 8th out of 124 so I was okay with that. One of my buddies won it with a nice 1 under par round on a pretty tough day to play with it being very windy and cool.

This past week I've been in Phoenix "working" and while the weather was perfect for riding I opted for more golf. I went out there with a sinus infection and then picked up a minor ecoli intestinal problem the first night. Being sick away from home is just not fun.....I think I spent more at CVS than I did at the golf couse!

Got back home Friday. However yesterday was a perfect day to get in some riding so jumped on the Prince and headed to the In-Laws house 50 miles away. I was amazed when I put on my bike jersey to see my 10 extra pounds not only front and center but it had greatly improved my love handles a well. I did not know if I could manage the 50 miles but made it okay. My FIL just got a fryer and fried a turkey and we had a Thanksgiving meal with them with all the fixins.

I knew I'd be riding easier gears and thought I'd probably have to relearn spinning again but it's amazing how "learned riding traits" can come around so quickly. There was a baby tailwind all day so that was well received.

Now I think I've picked up the flu and can't even talk with my throat being so sore. I'm truly miserable. I started feeling that way on the bike ride over to the In Laws. I'm really tired of feeling sick. It's a good example of why you shouldn't get so focused on non-healthy habits!!!
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Old 11-21-10, 10:27 AM
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Thanks for setting the example for us, Joe!

Seriously, I hope you'll feel good again very soon. It's no fun being sick, especially one thing and then another.
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