Sunday, August 24, 2014

My New Bike + My Food and Fitness Plan #50

You guys - I don’t think anyone could get this smile off my face.

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Friday, my dad took me to lunch and gave me my birthday present a little early - a new bike!  

I know almost nothing about bikes, except for how much I disliked the fact that my previous one did not work the way I wanted it to, so when we walked in the bike shop I was slightly overwhelmed.

Not to worry, my dad is an avid cyclist, so I answered a few questions and he and Charley (an amazing employee at Turner’s Cycling and Fitness ) decided on which bike would be the best for me. 

We (and by “we" I mean “they") decided on a x-road bike instead of strictly a road bike because I will likely ride some trails.  They settled on the Giant Rove 2.  



Isn’t it beautiful?  

What do you do after you get a new bike?  Two things:

1. Sign up for a triathlon 

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2. Go on a bike ride with the person who gave you the bike.

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When my dad told me he wanted to go over 20 miles I almost fell off my bike.  

"Um, Dad, you know the race I signed up for is only 10 miles of cycling. Let’s not get carried away here."

However, once I started riding my new bike I didn’t want to get off.  The gears!  They actually moved the way I wanted them to!  The seat!  It stayed in one spot!  

We made our way to some trails and they were absolutely beautiful.  We even saw a few groups of deer.  The fawns are my favorite. 

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I think I could get into this biking thing.

Running with Racheal


  • Sunday: out to eat for my brother and nephew’s birthday
  • Monday: grilled steaks (Dan went to the meat counter by himself again) with roasted green beans and beets
  • Tuesday: small group game night: I am making this dip and a veggie tray
  • Wednesday: stuffed pepper casserole with sautéed kale 
  • Thursday: homemade pizza with roasted okra
  • Friday: airport food
  • Saturday: rehearsal dinner 


  • Sunday: rest
  • Monday: 4 mile run
  • Tuesday: 10 mile bike + 500 m swim
  • Wednesday: 3 mile run + arms
  • Thursday: 
  • Friday: 15 mile bike 
  • Saturday: rest 
What are you up to this week?


1 comment:

  1. Doug and I LOVE going bike riding! Where did you and your dad ride? We just rode the Paul Bunyon trail in Minnesota. It was beautiful. We also like to ride the Katy Trail. We are planning a ride from Rocheport need to go with us!


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