Monday, November 8, 2010


It's nice when things start to click.  I'd have to say this has been one of my best weeks, diet and exercise wise, in a very long time.  It feels good, to feel good.

I woke up on Saturday morning planning to head to Knobbies and Slicks for the group ride.  The first thing that I encountered was the weather.  Now, before I get too far along, I must remind and disclose to all what I wimp I am when it gets cold outside.  Let's make that WIMP!  I had set my biking tolerance to about 43 degrees and even that was pushing it.  My Maryland biking buddies knew that there was a much better chance seeing me at the spin studio rather than on the roads between November and Mid-March.  I digress. . .  back to Saturday.  As you might have guessed, I'm gonna tell you about the nip in the air.  According to the Weather Channel, it was just 36 degrees before 8 am.  WHAT?  I thought this was Texas!  I wasn't ready for THAT cold.  I put on every layer I had, including the new thermal bibs and, teeth chattering and all, headed out the door. 

It felt great to be out there, temps and all.  I hung with a faster group for the first 25 miles or so and truly enjoyed the ride.  By the time we got back to the shop, I had 35 miles on the Garmin at a 16.5 average.  (Going back over my Garmin history, this was my fastest average EVER!)

The change in eating has definitly had a positive impact on my overall mood.  Feeling less lethargic and a bit more energetic.

Looking forward to reinforcement of the week's activities via the scale tomorrow.  Until then. . .



bigmike600 said...

Way to get it done Jeff. Once again I think we are related. I am known as the official weather wuss. Yes the weather WUSS. I too have limits to what temp I will venture out. A good bike will make a big difference in your speed. Glad you had a good week. Now let's keep it going.

Eric said...

Way to lay the smack down on that cold weather! Keep rolling!

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