Friday, January 02, 2009

Getting back on the bike

OK folks... I did it.. I braved the turbo trainer!

I've done nothing but rest these last two weeks but felt it about time I gave some exercise a go! I dusted the turbo down, hooked up the bike and sorted out my Garmin sensor and got going.

Obviously this wasn't going to be a stress-test! So took it easy for 10 (easy gear with cadence at about 80rpm), then did 10mins of single leg drills... interesting and I am so outta control with that one!.. then 10mins easy.. for a total of 30mins and just over 6 miles.

Didn't feel horrid, didn't feel great either but don't believe I overdid it... baby steps Karen, baby steps.

Having done nothing but eat chocolate and cheese during my convalescence I thought after the ride I'd do the decent thing and make myself a carrot, apple and ginger juiced drink... Very refreshing and a nice starter before my pea and ham soup :o)

If I feel ok in the morning I may do another 30min spin out or maybe even go so far as going for a swim!

New beginnings.

On another note - I thought this an interesting map of the places I visited and swam, biked or ran last year.... didn't do anything in every location I went to (at least not with the Garmin), so the likes of Tremblant and San Francisco are missing their red blobs!


  1. Congratulations on your bike ride today! : )

  2. You've done a lot of travel in the past year!

    Good job with the bike ride. New beginnings indeed. :-)

  3. Mmmmm. Pea amd ham soup... What were your saying? :-)