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Thread: Happy Dance ....... Happy Dance!!! I DID IT!!

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    Happy Dance ....... Happy Dance!!! I DID IT!!

    I did it, I did it............ I DID IT!!

    Today I rode 46Km/29 miles

    I went down to a place called "Daiba" they have this HUGE wind turbine there, it was NOT going for some reason today, even though it was windy...?

    I left late, like 5PM and it had cooled off a lot, came home in the dark..... Well, Tokyo never really gets "THAT" dark

    I think I like these night rides, I am going to get one of those orange and yellow vests with the flashing red LEDs on it and go for more night rides, way cooler, and a LOT less traffic too, not to mention fewer peds


    The steed at the wind turbine


    At the 22Km/13.5 mile mark of the ride, yep I'm tired, but I'll stop for some cold water and a banana and then head home!

    Today, my wife and I had discussed going out to Costco for our monthly shopping trip, but today was the last day of summer vacation (we don't get a day off, so I tend to forget the rest of the country takes a few days off) the traffic on the express way was backed up for miles and miles.....


    .... sure glad I don't have to deal with that!

    I also tried to take a pic of the night sky and skyline, but I was as the peak of a very long fairly steep bridge and I was shaking.....


    ...... and the light was fading, and.... hmm, can't think of any more excuses for the lousy pic
    Oh, I know, I took it on my iPhone, not the best camera out there

    So, that is 2 hours and 23 minutes of riding and my cycling computer says 19.3Kmph or 12mph, still not fast, but lots of starts and stops with traffic.

    I just weighed myself for kicks 264 pounds I was 269 this morning, now I know most of that will be water, I did drink about 3 litres on the ride, but I'm sure most of that will be back on tomorrow morning :

    Oh well.

    I really tried to not shift down for the long sloping hills, also known as bridges, I just slid back in the saddle a bit and pushed harder, boy a few times did I ever feel the burn in my legs, but that is good,I'm building muscle!

    Now I need to eat, but I'm wiped, and it is 930PM here, and I've only eaten like 860 calories, I think I'll ask my lovely wife to cook me some chicken saute and have some genmai rice (brown rice) that will add some protein and some complex carbs

    Oh, I did have about two small gulps of some new beer we have from a mirco brewery here, it is Mango beer, it was GOOD OK that puts me over 900 calories....

    Whoo Hoo!

    That is a longer ride than I'm training for!

    Tomorrow I do the second day of my running program, boy my legs are going to hate me

    Thanks for letting me share!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Congrats!!!....damn I have a problem driving that far!!!

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    Way to go Stu!
    -Ned

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    Way to go Stu, stick with it, i envy your discipline. It will all be worth it in the long run.
    cheers

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    Thanks guys!

    The long run, yeah, I have the C25K to do tomorrow morning.... I'll keep my teeth clenched to not cough up that lung
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Yeah buddy! Congrats on quite an accomplishment. I would've been looking for oxygen around the 3 mile mark.
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    Good job Stu. Pain is weakness leaving the body. Eat lots of protein.
    Victor

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    A video is worth a thousand pictures.
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    Up until a few minutes ago, I had only eaten 906 calories today, but my lovely and talented wife made me this.....

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    .... Honey Mustard Lemon Chicken I also had about 100g of Genmai, which is the healthy brown rice.

    Bath and then bed!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor Skellett View Post
    ...Pain is weakness leaving the body....
    Oh, I like that Victor

    Huh, I see it is a USMC saying, cool!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Good job Stu, keep jumping those hurdles.

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