Friday, July 2, 2010

Six months - GONE for good

Today I accompanied Stephanie on her 50-mile training ride.  We were going to do it on Wednesday but she wasn't feeling too well when she woke up so we postponed it until today.  I went out for a ride by myself on Wednesday because I had already over eaten fueled up the day before, preparing for the 50-miler.  I got in 30 miles, from one end of Fremont to the other in a big loop.

We went across the bay, along 101 and up Woodside Road to Canada Road, out to Crystal Springs Reservoir.  On the way back we took Whiskey Hill and Sand Hill to Willow Road.  The ride ended up being 46 but she said she was alright with that.  It still amazes me how far you can travel in a short time on a bike.  We were very far away from where we started and it was only 22.5 miles away.

Happy to be on top of the bridge, in the home stretch.

If you can believe half of 2010 is over, raise your hand.  That's what I thought!  You don't quite believe it either, do you?  Six months GONE!  

I started the Green Smoothie Challenge on June 1st.  I love it so much I will be continuing it as long as I can.  I am going to be replacing lunch with a smoothie this month, along with the breakfast one.  Some days though, like today, it's too tough.  If I can't do the lunch one, that will be okay.  But breakfast will continue to be a smoothie.  The energy it gives me is amazing.  Sometimes I can feel it immediately, almost like a rush.  I want to see if adding a second one will help eliminate some more belly fat.  Yes, eliminating peanut M&M's from my diet would help in that too but I can only do so much!

I am very happy to report I have MOVED EVERY DAY (SO FAR) IN 2010!!  At this point, I can't imagine NOT doing something every day.  Yes, I do have a very addictive personality and form habits fast.  But when I form a good habit, it's a blessing.

"MED2010" Accountability:
06/29 - 3.5 mile trail run, "24SET" class
06/30 - 1.65 mile walk, 28 mile bike ride, "CAMP24" class
07/01 - 1.5 mile walk
07/02 - 46 mile bike ride

How did June add up?  Pretty great!  I really picked up the slack of not being able to run by doing everything else.  Still quite a few miles on my feet.

Walking:  48.25 miles
Running:  35.1 miles
Hiking:  15.25 miles
Biking:  236 miles!!
17 classes at the gym

Just as my last post ended - Boomer and I are looking forward to running in the mountains tomorrow morning with Lori and her dog Mikey.  Even with everything else I do, this is what I look forward to the most.  Single track.  Lots of single track.

Until later.............


inkskin said...

Glad to hear you are cleared for action! You certainly weren't sitting around though,lol. Have a great run in the mountains tomorrow!

Lisa said...

Great job in June! It is amazing that the first half of the year is already over. Wow.

Irene said...

Those are some nice stats!

Me too, I can't believe 2010 is half over. I just got use to writing "2010."

Have a wonderful weekend!

Stuart said...

Great job getting through that carb loading! ;-)

Love the bridge pic!

PS I'll be volunteering at HH too, planning it all now...finger Xd it all plays out!

Glenn Jones said...

You hit the nail on the head. 2010 is half over? Wow.

RunningLaur said...

I love seeing the accumulation of your MED work - all of your success with it makes me consider trying it for the last 6 months of 2010... :)

Anonymous said...

I seriously can't belive half the year is over! I am going to have to try these green smoothies for breakfast! I am always in a rush to get out the door my breakfast always seems to be lacking & a smoothie sounds perfect especially in the summer months.