To celebrate St. Patrick's Day (and escape the madness of being home with my kids for TWO WEEKS STRAIGHT NOW), I went on my first real ride of the season this afternoon. Not pretty. It is crazy to me that I work out all winter long and I still sort of have to start over in the spring. I did just over 10 miles in 47 minutes. That is not good. Last September I was doing 12 miles in 40 minutes. It still felt good, though!!
Check out my NEW clip-on shoes and pedals that I got for Christmas. I spent the entire 47 minutes praying that I wouldn't fall flat on my face and make an idiot of myself in front of anyone. (Apparently this is a very common occurrence in newbies such as myself.) So far, so good.
On a side note--could they possibly make cycling clothes LESS flattering? Hmmm...I think I see a need in the marketplace here.
P.S. Rebecca asked what the CrossFit diet is. It is the Paleo diet, if you have heard of that. Basically you eat like a caveman. Lots of lean meat (all grass-fed), eggs and vegetables. Some fruit. No grains. No dairy. Not even beans. Weird. I personally am choosing to reject it. They say you can lose a lot of weight by doing it. But you can also lose a lot of weight by becoming bulimic, but I'm not willing to go that particular route either.