With a little bit more than 4 months to go in training, I have decided to go into overdrive - which is funny because I have been so sick that I haven't been able to ride my bike for 2 weeks.
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Considering there is 4 months and 4 days left, I have to take some extreme measures.
1) I'm going on a diet.
You heard that right. A diet. Most people may hard that find to believe that I am going on a diet, consisting mainly of lean vegan proteins and protein shakes, but then again, I can quit smoking cold turkey and give up alcohol the same way - without being tempted when its around me.
This is just to jump start my metabolism. I need to get leaner for riding and shifting to a lean protein diet will help me get there.
Breaking it down into detail:
Breakfast: consisting of either oatmeal or cottage cheese
Lunch/Dinner: Brown rice, vegan patty
2) I have a trainer.
That sounds crazy - but that is correct. I am in it to win it, well not LITERALLY to win the ride - but winning in the sense to finish the ride. I have signed up with a trainer with 24 hour fitness and pretty soon, I'll be cross training with weight lifting to make me even stronger.
3) New equipment.
I have bought new running shoes! Crazy right!? I didn't realize this, but I have a half marathon in April! Soooo, I gotta get my butt in gear for that one.
There are a couple of things I still need to get:
A) A bike lock - USPS has managed to lose my Amazon order
2) Bike shoes - I'm going to wait for this one - maybe mine is still in Reno
It's still trippy that I have to do all of this, but I feel that if I don't put these external pressures on myself that I will not be fit enough for the ride - the last 2 weeks of not training probably had something to do with this extreme reaction to have the need to do all of this, but its done - and you guys know I'm cheap so since I'm signed up - it's going to happen!
Mahalo for reading.
Until next time.