I Would Bike 200 Miles, and I Would Bike 200 More...
Posted Oct 26 2009 12:00am
Today started out more interesting than the usual Monday when one of my parents showed up for their parent/teacher conference one day early! Yikes. I actually did the conference because I was somewhat prepared (minus having to shuffle through a few piles to find work to show them haha). So...one conference down, a million more to go!
Also, my principal cancelled our faculty meeting today because tomorrow we have a community dialog from 4:30-8, and Wednesday conferences officially start. This was fantastic for me because I got to tutor earlier than usual and then go see Eric's football game. He was playing the town that I work in, but I was rooting for him haha. Usually his games are 30-40 minutes away so it was nice to get there in 5 minutes. He didn't actually see me there (and didn't think I was going to be able to come) but I proved I was by detailing his anger towards #69 who he was reaming out when I got there. Eric rarely gets mad and I hate when coaches yell at kids but I have to admit it was kind of amusing to see him throwing his arms around but not be able to hear what he was saying. He kept walking away and then going back and saying more...it was really funny. He claims the kid is one of those lazy kids who does nothing in practice, puts in no effort and then gives him crap all game if he doesn't put him in every other second. Oh the joy of kids, even annoying after the age of 5.
Sadly- #1 will not be happening this year. My knee has been feeling a bit better but I can't risk bugging it again by running just yet. #2 I still need to do, hopefully in November when I have a bit more time on my hands and #3 I am going to count as Newport, even though I went there once when I was 10. I really don't remember that at all and I definitely felt like I was in a new place all weekend. Since #1 has to be eliminated I decided to add a new one.
Before December 31, 2009 I would like to bike 200 miles. I know we are coming up on Boston winter so most of these miles will probably happen inside. However, my gym just got new bikes for spinning class and they tell you how far you go, so I think I should be all set to do this. I think I am going to need the extra motivation since things are getting busier every day, and Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas are reason in themselves to work out a bit more. I do know that 20 miles a week of biking is REALLY not that much, but I want to keep it manageable because I do a lot of other exercising besides biking and I don't want to have to give up yoga, the elliptical and other gym classes. I got the idea from this from Bobbi and Caitlin's Pile on the Miles challenge. Sadly, they are not allowing anything but running and walking which means I really can't compete because of my knee. I understand why they don't want to get into crazy calculations but I thought I might have a chance to with Caitlin since she's had similar knee issues...I think I made her feel bad but not change her mind haha. Boo! SO...I will be doing my 200 miles by myself :) Who needs group motivation? Not this girl!
I don't necessarily think this challenge is great for everyone, but I do think this is a great time of the year to give yourself a big goal. What are your fitness goals for the holiday season?