Days to Go: 96
Mood Forecast: Looking good and feeling gorgeous.
Special Thanks: Nancy and Clayton, and Jesse James
Thank you to Nancy and Clayton who donated to my ride and were donors last year and have been a wonderful support to me and my training. Also, the very talented and clever Jesse James donated. Thank you guys!
I had a superstar weekend
- It was my birthday and I turned 6 (in dog years)
- Won an Oscar for "Best First Training Ride in Orinda"
- Didn't trip on my dress before giving my acceptance speech
I went on my first training ride with other B-Listers this weekend which was only 22 miles, mostly hills, and was what I needed. It was just challenging enough and snapped me into the training mindset for the weeks ahead. Fellow B-Lister, Nick, popped his tires three times and is nominated for the "Justin Gestler Award" (who last year, popped his tires close to 9 times on the ride). I was riding with Nick with each flat tire he got and (full disclosure)...I was no help. I actually have never had a flat tire and have no excuse for not knowing how to change one. I will learn I will learn I will learn.
After the ride (and my favorite part of training) we went out to eat. Something about training I don't know that I've mentioned before: it makes you ravenous. We burn so many calories riding that when we get around food we nearly lose all composure. Case in point, Nick ordered a waffle for the table as an appetizer (the restaurant was only serving breakfast) and we attacked that thing like starving buzzards on a rotten prairie dog with sun bloat. It's good to be back in the saddle.
(L to R) B-Listers; Wookie, Chris, Nick, Big Banana
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