Sunday, August 5, 2012

Burns and Boils

What is the saying about the U.S. Postal Service??

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."
I'm thinking that I need a similar saying for my training lately. Let me give you a quick run down:

Last Saturday it rained for the first 4 hours of my 6 hour ride.

Then on Sunday it was gorgeous.

All of my rides during the week were on the trainer which gifted me with a lovely saddle sore.

Yesterday I rode 46 miles in incredible heat and humidity, although I didn't realize how hot it was until I got of the bike and tried, key word tried, to run. Um, yeah...that wasn't pretty. I ended up back home weighing 3 pounds less than when I started and got a little reprimand from my coach about staying on top of things, which, clearly, I needed. Good coach.

Today I rode 65 miles under threat of a severe thunderstorm that never came to fruition, super hot and super windy conditions (I pretended I was training for Kona) and miles of grooved pavement (seriously, it was so bumpy I started getting worried about my bike.) I also was wearing a super cute new cycling tank from Pearl Izumi (it has pockets!) and did not do a good job with the sunscreen. Oy.

Cute. Sort of. (Just a heads up to my parents that I did, in fact, apply sunscreen, just not very well.)

So what will my creed be?

"Neither heat nor rain nor burns nor boils will keep this trimommy from the dedicated completion of her scheduled training." 
I am ready for anything. Bring it.


  1. Very Sexy!!..Dork. :) Are you using spray sunscreen? If not, you should..and put it on before you put the top on.

  2. Kelly, Be careful with that burn! I did the same thing three years ago, and you could still see its faded remains a year later. Would aloe help?
    And have a great time at your Rev3!!!

  3. the tank top! it's the holy grail of cycling clothes! i have been looking for one foreva! thanks for finding it!!

  4. OMG! I am sure Kel will be glad to apply some aloe for you.

  5. You are a rockstar Kelly... and that burn - just your battle wounds! :)


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