Monday, January 31, 2011

Been a long time since I posted

It's been a long time since I posted, and it really has been a long time. Well two weeks ago my father had a stroke, so i've been dealing with the day to day stuff. Plus a day or two later I came down with bronchitis. So there went any riding, untill I get better. It's been two weeks, and i'm still coughing and hurting from being sick. Hopefully tomorrow I will get on the stationary bike. I know I will have to rebuild basically just like it was the begining of the offseason.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Life On A Bike, January 16th, 2011

Today, i rode the stationary bike again at the gym. I went 27.3 miles, plus doing ten sit ups. I rode a little longer because I felt like finishing off a chapter in the book 1984. The legs felt good, I just wasn't able to go that far. I don't know why, but oh well at least I went.

month/year 241.3 hours 22:18

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Life On A Bike, Friday, January 14th, 2011

Ive riden 9 out of 14 days this year, that is actually pretty good for me. Im still behind last years total, but I dont care.

Today I rode 22.5 miles on the stationary bike, doing light hills, legs feel pretty good. Read more of the book 1984, got done with the 65 minutes of hell, and stayed at the gym to finish the chapter.

month/year 214, hours 19:48

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Life On A Bike, Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Today, I felt like shit in the morning and afternoon. I had the day off work so I just slept most of the day. I must be coming down with something or another. I woke up in the afternoon and so far feel pretty good.

I rode on the stationary for the usual 65 minutes of hell. Did 22.7 miles of light hills. Legs feel pretty good, tired, but good. Read another 20 or so pages of the book 1984 while listening to music.

month/year, 191.5 hours 17:44

Life On A Bike, Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

I havent riden in a couple of day, for really no reason at all besides being lazy. I really should ride at least five out of the seven day of a week. I need to loose the weight.

Tonight I got off my lazy ass and went and rode 21.7 miles on the stationary bike. My legs feel good, but I just didn't have much energy. I should've riden farther but oh well.

Was listening to music, and continuing to read the book 1984.

month/year, 168.8, hours 15:39

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Life On A Bike, Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Since I have been off the bike for three days, i knew I was going to ride today. The thing I didn't know about was that it would be outside. Well when I left home around 11:30 it was 18 degrees out, with no wind. I went out and did my normal training ride towards Aurora and back.

This time it was cold, I was having a little trouble breathing originally. Probably because it has been two months since I have riden outside. Oh well, after like seven miles I started to feel a little better. Then I had my big hill on the training ride to deal with. Made it up that and all the way to Mitchell Ave. Decided to go and visit a friend first before I went for a hot chocolate. So I went into Batavia and visit my friend, plus refilled my water bottle too. It made for an extra eight miles or so, no big deal.

Got back on the bike and went to my normal turn around point at the 7-11 in North Aurora, Butterfield and Mitchell roads. Got a hot coco and rested. The main problem is my mouth was so cold I couldn't really tell how hot it was, so I burnt my tounge on the hot coco.

Made it back home in one piece. Really didn't feel the cold that much untill around the 25 mile mark or so, when my legs started to get cold. I ate one power bar, one hot coco. Four bottles of water. I had one five layers on top, plus three layers on the bottom.

33.7 miles tonight, 10.1 average, 21.7 max, 3 hours and 18 minutes.

year/month 147.1, hours 13:18

Life On A Bike, Saturday, January, 8th, 2011

Havent been able to ride for the past three days. Thursday and Friday, I was working the entire day, and got home not in condition to ride. Today, I am having some physical problems. My back is acting up again, I have a nerve problem in the back that I have had for years. It acts up on occation. Plus my hip is hurting, so i'm taking it easy, should be able to ride tomorrow night, hopefully

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Life On A Bike, Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Five for Five on the year

Today I went farther than I have all year long, 23.4 miles. The legs feel good, plus I burnt over 1,000 calories. That can never hurt considering my size. I did light hills again

The main problem of the day was the book I was reading. I never realized the 1984 was as depressing as it is. Im only through 60 pages and I really am interested in the book, but it is just so depressing to me.

month/year 113.4, hours 10:20

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Life On A Bike, Tuesday, January 4th, 2010

4 for 4

It took some convincing but, I went and did my hour of torture on the stationary bike. I made it 22.8 miles on the day, the legs feel pretty good. Burnt almost 1,000 calories, hopefully someday I will start to actually see the numbers on the scale go down. It would be nice.

I started reading the book, 1984 by George Orwell. No, not because I wanted to, but because I have to. I'm going to start back at school next week, and that is the assignment for the semester. A big research paper and everything. Oh well, at least i'm finally going back to school. Trying to get my life back together, after one of the worst years of my entire life. The only thing I need still is to get another job, one that will make it so I can actually support myself. It would also be nice to be able to put some money away for once.

month/year 90, hours 8:15

Monday, January 3, 2011

Life On A Bike, Monday, January 3rd, 2010

Day three of the year on the bike. Went 22.3 miles, legs were nothing tonight for some reason. They felt like they were buzzing in the knees. I had no power or anything, so I was down to flat resistance the entire hour.

month/year 67.3, hours 6:10

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Life On A Bike, Sunday, January 2nd, 2010

2 for 2 on the year

I went 22.4 miles tonight on the stationary bike doing light hills. I was reading a book about Satchell Paige, while listening to my music. The legs feel pretty good still, it's just that i'm really starting to get bored with being inside all the time because of the weather.

month 44.9, year 44.9, hour 4:07

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Life On A Bike, Saturday, January 1st, 2011

First bike ride of the year, it felt great. Legs feel good, suprised at how short it felt. I mean I was reading throughout the lightly hilly ride. I was reading a book about Satchell Paige.

I went 22.5 miles, so I am well on my pace to reach my 5,000 miles mark for the year. Yeah right like I can claim that after one day. Oh well, we shall see.

month 22.5, year 22.5, hour 2:05

Life On A Bike, Friday, December 31st, 2010

Wow, what a year. This is perhaps the best new years eve i've ever had. Just me and some friends riding the bikes at the gym. Also the least amount of trouble and the most sober i've been on new years in a long time. I might actually remember what I did for once.

Well, I went and finished another year of cycling. My second full year, with 22.3 miles. It was great, talking, listening to music, and reading a book. My legs feel great. The workout was light hills again, as it seems to be no problem to do while reading.

month 360.3 year 3500.4, hours 329:25

well another year is done, im at 11,239 since 5/29/08