Tragedy strikes the Baird household. With what do I make my Herbal Life lunch?!?
I love Herbal Life, by the way. But I can’t afford it. Not only does it taste good, but it’s fortified, high protein, low carb, and very filling. I’ve been using free samples for my breakfast and lunch through the week, and it’s really helping keep me on track. However, at 40 bucks a pop, (and that’s for a canister that lasts about 3 weeks) it’s pricey.
That actually is not what I came to talk about this morning. Instead, I want to share my biking progress. I’ve been riding the 4 miles to Jenny’s and home every other morning, giving a morning in between to allow my muscles to recuperate. I’ve also been riding Sully on the off days, so I’m doing something but with different muscles. My ultimate goal is to get every single muscle in my body hurting simultaneously.
Up to this morning, I’d say I’ve had to walk 1/2 to 1/3 of the trip. There are two monster hills involved, one each way. Then there are a couple of more gradual, but longer climbs. With the Cruiser, I had to walk up parts of even those gradual climbs, and all of the steep ones.
This morning, however, I’d say I knocked my walking down to less than a quarter. I was able to ride from here (including up my own drive) all the way to Keno Road before dismounting and hoofing the final climb to the barn. On the trip home, I stayed aboard all the way to the late Homer Collins’ mailbox, which is a good 50 to 75 feet farther than I’ve ever ridden up that hill before. In addition, I was able to get back on at the end of the steepest climb and ride all the way back to the house.
Granted, when I got to that last jumping off point, I was convinced I was either going to pass out or barf, or both. But I waited until I’d caught my breath before walking on, and recovered fairly quickly.
I’ve been home for half an hour now, and already feel mostly recovered.
Not bad for an old fat girl, huh?