On Friday, I participated in Lori's Healthy Heart Weekend challenge by riding the recumbent bike for 15 miles. What I wanna know, is, what kind of crack was I smoking when I pledged that number of miles?!? The most I had ever done on the bike was 11 miles in 45 minutes. Let me just tell you, 15 nearly killed me. Plus, I was trying to do it in an hour. It was rough. I deeply regretted publicly committing to that number. But, with the help of listening to a podcast by Adam Carolla, I finished.
Discovering that I could download *free* podcasts to my iTouch has been wonderful - what an excellent distraction from the boredom of the bike!
This was the hardest I've worked, exercise-wise, since I was running. Coincidentally, it was also the best I've felt about myself after a workout, since I was running. Obviously I need to push myself more on the bike. Good to know, so thank you, Lori, for the challenge!
*******************Ankle update: My gosh, are you as sick of this as I am? I just want it to be fixed so I can move on! My ortho was perplexed that it was still hurting, especially considering I've been a good girl and rested and iced the heck out of it. He sent me for an MRI, which I had done yesterday - the results should come in sometime later today, so we will see if there is anything that the xrays couldn't pick up, and what the game plan is. I swear, if it turns out to be just more "rest" I may lose it. Not really, but you have to admit, this IS getting ridiculous. More later...