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Week 8 – Nothing Fits!

May 11th, 2009

I’m under 150 pounds now and out of the Athena division!  My clothes have steadily become looser and looser and I have to belt my pants to keep them where they are suppose to be.

On Saturday I went shopping  and was greatly disappointed to discover that none of the things I tried on fit.   My waist seems to be a six and my hips an eight.  I’m pretty sure there is some serious size inflation going on though.  At one point I was looking for a size four skirt.  I really dislike shopping, so we were only there for about 45 minutes, but I have definitely got to get some new clothes.

My training is going pretty well.  It’s warmed up here, afternoons were in the low 80s this week.  I ran to the gym on both Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.  Thursday’s session with Shawna left me wiped out.  It was circuit training: jump rope, boxing, push ups, step ups, jumping, etc., with very little recovery time.  It was tough after the 3.7 mile run to the gym, but in a good way.  I was very glad that Thom came to pick me up however.  Once summer comes my plan is to run to the gym, have my session and then walk/run home.  It’s only two miles if I walk the most direct route.

Sunday we went for a ride out on the coast to the Point Reyes Lighthouse.  We started at the visitors center near Olema.  It was about 61 degrees and sunny with the wind blowing from the northwest- giving us a nice (not!) crosswind in both directions of this out and back ride.

  • Shooting behind your back isn't easy.
  • Zooming along on the sunny side.

Thom took a few on the road shots in the beginning.  My knees were feeling a bit twingy and I was taking it easy to get them warmed up, so he quickly started pulling away from me.  But he soon turned around to go ride this road.

  • Drake's View Drive - with a sign like this, how could you NOT ride it?

I had no interest in such torture at this point so I continued on, out toward the lighthouse.  The route out to the lighthouse is not flat.  There is one significant climb over a ridge at the beginning and the rest of the way is long rollers. It was quite the adventure towards the end.  The further out on the point we went, the windier it got.  I was a little worried about getting blown over.

We were a little under dressed for the windy conditions at the lighthouse so we turned around at the parking lot and headed back the way we came.  We’ve been to the lighthouse before and I’m sure we’ll head out that way again – when I’ve forgotten how windy it is and how much I hate long rollers.

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