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ugh ... so out of shape

Old 03-08-10, 03:34 PM
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ugh ... so out of shape

between a hard fall a few weeks ago, a bad cold and then snow, almost no miles for several weeks. I could have done trainer miles last week, but had zero motivation.

Well, the weather is getting a bit nicer, but today's 20 mile ride only underscores what a pud I've become.
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Old 03-08-10, 06:32 PM
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It is unreal how the body morphs to the negative. By the way has anyone ever told you that you look a little like william shatner?
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Old 03-08-10, 06:52 PM
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Git 'er done, bub. Fall backs and shortcomings are always inherent in these endeavors...get on the bike until it becomes a habit and you can't live with out it.

My bill is in the mail.

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Old 03-08-10, 07:59 PM
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SpongeDad: I have had almost the same experience this winter (but subtract the cold part and add an $18K hospital bill for the fall).

We both need to HTFU. My apologies for using an annoyingly overused phrase. It simply had to be done.
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Old 03-08-10, 08:13 PM
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I know, I know. I'll be ramping up the miles as fast as I can. I was just wallowing in my lack of aerobics.
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Don't worry. you are not alone. I'm out of shape and I don't have the excuses of bad weather, ill health or injuries.
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I actually am in surprisingly good shape considering the miles I have done (or lack thereof). My shoulders are feeling it though. I've been spending too much time on the tops and now have been doing only hoods or drops.
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Old 03-08-10, 08:59 PM
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Quit yer whining, I haven't ridden in 12 months!
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We've probably all been there at one point or another, I know I have and what makes it worse is that you'll remember how better you were.
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Quit yer whining, I haven't ridden in 12 months!
FYI This thread is not a euphemism for lack of sex.
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Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
FYI This thread is not a euphemism for lack of sex.
Are you coming on to me? Cause... well I'll take anything at this point... *sob*
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*winks*
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FYI This thread is not a euphemism for lack of sex.
Then I'm not interested.
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Then I'm not interested.
I am. StupidlyBrave, PM me your info and rates for "service".
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All you need to know is that I'm cheaper than chip. But not better looking. I hope that's not a deal-breaker.
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What?!

No deal.
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I rode all through winter, and now we have a bit of sun, I jacked it in for a couple of weeks. Carried on eating plenty of junk food though. This week I got back into it... nice... and... easy.
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I ordered the one on the left and ever since I've been putting down sub-3-hour centuries, four times a week.

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my belly is now large enough, that if i lean back just a little, i can balance a bottle of beer on my guy. so there, take that you skinny hooligans.

off to the pub.
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today was my first ride since september...15 miles and my sit bones are killlllllinnnnn me. never taking 6 months off again
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yea we've all been there.
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