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working off the Holiday goodies

Old 12-26-14, 06:23 PM
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working off the Holiday goodies

I started riding after Labor Day when the pool closes and then stopped ~ Halloween when DST began and it was already dark and cold when I got home. So I've been pretty sedentary since then and it was a nice day today. I got on my bike and the first 5 miles of my 13 mile ride felt like I was sprinting up a 45 degree hill. I was huffing and puffing and cursing all the cookies and other carp I've been eating during the Holidays. I was going into a decent headwind, but when I was riding regularly that did not affect me much.

I ended up getting my second wind and finished the ride, but I was a bit slower than usual and definitely a bit more tired. I got home and had lunch and then went out and did it again. It felt good to be exercising again, but was a lot more difficult due to the 1 1/2 months of relative inactivity.

Oh, and some DB buzzed by me within a foot through town when there was nobody coming the other way and he had plenty of room to move over. Normally I am very aware of cars coming but this time I was caught by surprise and didn't realize he was coming up behind me,
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I know how you feel. After my kids were born I quit riding for close to five years. The first time back on a bike, a mountain bike with a triple on suburban streets, I thought I was going to collapse after one mile!

I now have a trainer. I hate it, but at least I can keep from slipping too far into that too-many-cookies shape that creeps up on you after daylight savings time.
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I just eat less cookies and try to walk around outside if its decent out. I get pbs (parked bike syndrome) this time of year. I try to get out for a half hour ride on a weekend day if the weather is decent just to keep the legs in running order. Tomorrow (mid 50s) looks like the last decent weather day for awhile around here so i'm gonna try to take full advantage of it.
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