Speaking of summer. Man was it hot in Sacramento. After work and blogging, I got in my car and headed to Kaia Gym. Once there, I popped open my trunk. This picture kinda makes me smile.
Just look at the crap I have in my trunk:
Gym bag (with toiletries and work clothes)
kaia bag for swings
You should see what I have in the front seat. Mesh bag with:
On bike night, I am always a little frustrated starting out. Getting my bike out of the car is a pain. Once out, I need to put my wheel back on and connect my front brake. I have yet to manage this without stress.
Once out on the road, we practiced hills on the American Bike trail. It was HOT out there. At least 100 degrees. It was hard to concentrate on the hills because once I got up, I was so light headed. I got so light headed three times that I had to stay back from the others. There are times I am so happy that my body allows me to do so much, and then there are times that it JUST BONKS OUT on me.
INSERT ME SCREAMING.
After an hour, I was ready to call it a night.
On our way back to the gym, we stropped to check on a group standing on the side of the trail. There was another woman sitting down with her head in her lap. Apparently, I'm not the only one bonking out. Biking is so different from other sports. You really need to fuel and hydrate property. I'm pretty sure I bonked out because I hadn't eaten since lunch. I definitely need to make me some protein/carby type snack to eat before heading out and while on the road.
Coach said fueling is a big part of biking. I have so much to learn in these 10 weeks. Slow and steady, right? Keep showing up Paula... it's not about the destination. It's all about the journey. Keep pedaling.
Sometimes you just gotta talk yourself down from the tree.
Have an awesome weekend. Do you have any fun plans?