As promised today was supposed to be the first training ride. Well, I woke up it was 7 degrees, grey and windy. In all honesty each one of these individual elments is in my humble opinion sufficient for a delay, but combined, folks this is the Trifecta of excuses!
I have never been the most athletic of humans (okay Bill you can stop laughing now), but somehow I make up in determination what I lack in interest. Thanks to my folks I have always thought that I could succeed at just about anything if I tried. So excuses aside, it's time to try. After all, I bought the snazzy windbreaker for just a day like today
I decided to do my first practice ride at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve; no potholes, no traffic and no stop signs; don't you wish life was the same?
I slathered on "Assos of Switzerland" ( I kid you not, I couldn't make that up). Okay it has a disconcerting Mango smell, but a refreshing coolness that you may want to check out, whether your riding or not. I won't tell. I squeezed into my Lycra and quickly passed in front of our full length mirror. This is not about vanity, this boy is on a mission. With the support of Marlene, Fern and Roxie, my first training run was on. How did I do? 17.48 km in 49 minutes. Mission accomplished. All was good until we got home and I had to climb the 4 stairs to get back into the house. The same 4 steps that I needed help from Abba and Fern to climb after my first surgery.
The weakness is back in my legs, but this time it is for a good reason. Tomorrow is another training ride, and before you know it Marlene assures me my speed and endurance will pickup. Stay tuned...we've just begun.