Things are still depressingly slow on the weight loss front (we’re talking half a pound a week lately, even though I think I’m doing pretty well most days). Boo.
But I do feel pretty proud of my long weekly bike rides. I’m definitely building strength and endurance, maybe even getting a little faster. It’s so hard to gauge my true speed, though – the factor that most seems to impact my time is the type of route I’m taking; of course I fly on bike paths compared to having to stop at every red light when I ride through downtown.
Check out my two most recent trips, courtesy of Señor Garmin and Mademoiselle iPhone Camera:
Saturday, January 12
I know I’m lucky when I can go for a ride in mid-January and it looks like this:
Saturday, January 19
It was quite an adventure, taking me up and over the Santa Fe Dam, and then down a couple of great paths past a rifle range, a model airplane flying site and the Los Angeles Flight School, where I saw prop planes taking off. And the scenery was stunning!
This Saturday, I’ll be volunteering in the morning, and then after lunch with my fellow volunteers, I’ll try and ride from downtown LA to Long Beach and back, another 50-miler. The century ride is only 37 days away!