My 10 year old and I went on a bike ride today. There is a trail that I have been wanting to try, but we were a little intimidated because it is where the pros ride. My son isn’t the best rider so I was worried he might get spooked and ride off the side… which FYI is a downhill slope of sharp, huge rock death! Thankfully that did not happen, although he did tell me he really appreciated me putting those images in his head. What?! A mom has to warn her son! ha! We did 5 miles (2.5 in and back), of the 14 potential miles. In this, I have concluded that my fabulus new pink bike is pretty but not functional. I am gonna look for a new bike on Craigslist. I don’t need anything fancy, but a beach cruiser just won’t cut it. Do you know how hard it was to make it up those slopes?! Funny thing though… in the 35 minutes we rode, my heart rate was an average of 111. Which is like, WAY low. Uphill it got way up there, but not for long. Total bummer. I wanted to burn major calories, but that was a no go. I think after I have a better bike I will ride longer and that will make up for the low heart rate. Also, we’ll go faster when my son is a little more comfortable with his bike. So, he has BBall practice in 20 minutes and I am going to get in at least another 30 minutes of cardio. Today is 1 hr of crosstraining for my marathon training, so that should satisfy it.
Ate at Souplantation for lunch today, and ate a little too much, but not too bad. All in all, I made good choices and I am ok with it. That place is SO, SO good! Yummo!
Happy Saturday, chickies!
Finished up my crosstraining with 30 minutes on the elliptical. I swear, I burn more on the crosstrain days than on run days. I’m sure this will change as my runs get longer… at least I hope! Tomorrow is a long one. BRING IT!
We’re off to settle down with pizza and a movie. I anticipated this, and got a lean cuisine pizza. I know, they are sick, but I am too lazy to make anything homemade tonight and I know I would be wayyyyy too tempted if I tried to eat something non pizza related.