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30 Days of Biking: the final day [Apr. 30th, 2012|06:54 pm]
So how to finish out biking all 30 days of 30 Days of Biking? Why, by biking 30 miles, of course! Actually, by the time I got home it was 31 miles, but I did it! I am completely wiped out, but I did it.

At about 22 miles, I started getting really tired, and the miles seemed to be taking much longer even though I was still moving at the same speed. At 25 miles, the wind changed direction and blasted me with a 10-degree temperature drop--I was glad then that I'd thrown a sweatshirt into my bag! When I got to the final hill, I thought, "I have nothing left. I am gonna have to walk it." But I figured that as long as I was pedaling more than 4 miles an hour it was faster than walking, and by gum I made it all the way up.

My arms are more sore than my legs at this point, and I fear what tomorrow will feel like. But I did it!! That's 263 miles of biking in April, 376 so far for the year.

From: anonymousalex
2012-04-30 11:41 pm (UTC)
Go you!

Of course, you know what the reward is for a job well done. :-)

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[User Picture]From: tortuga_tortuga
2012-04-30 11:44 pm (UTC)
Yay! Congrats on sticking to it!
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[User Picture]From: shannabannanna
2012-05-01 12:07 am (UTC)
Super inspirational, thank you for writing this.
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[User Picture]From: coyotegoth
2012-05-01 12:13 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: cosmicbandit
2012-05-01 12:14 am (UTC)
Congratulations. That's pretty cool.I need to get my butt in gear. My knees are really starting to object to my weight and lack of fitness
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-05-01 01:40 pm (UTC)
I definitely feel much improvement in my physical health in the last few months.
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[User Picture]From: mseuphrates
2012-05-01 12:26 am (UTC)
Huzzah!!!!!!! GREAT job!!
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[User Picture]From: noevilliveon
2012-05-01 12:33 am (UTC)
I think... You may have just inspired me to do this myself. Though it may have to wait until June, seeing as my bike currently needs repairs and refurbishing to the tune of around $100 bucks that I won't have for a couple weeks. Though it's my own fault for letting it languish in my parent's garage for three years....
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-05-01 01:41 pm (UTC)
I hope you get inspired! I'm really enjoying the improvement in my health.
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[User Picture]From: tigerlily_blue
2012-05-01 02:25 am (UTC)

But now you have a streak....you aren't just going to stop, are you? :-)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-05-01 03:51 am (UTC)
Man, I am debating whether going again tomorrow is a sign of strength or of obsession! I definitely need to keep training, but I want to do a bit more cross-training as well.
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[User Picture]From: mplsindygirl
2012-05-01 05:01 am (UTC)
Yay!!!! Congratulations!
I had too much other stuff going on, mostly health related, to bike more than half the days of April, so I'm glad I didn't commit to riding every day. easier to forgive myself :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-05-01 01:46 pm (UTC)
I couldn't have done it if I'd had the health issues I dealt with in March!
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[User Picture]From: pachamama
2012-05-01 06:57 am (UTC)
Congratulations! Well done you!
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[User Picture]From: unmutual
2012-05-01 11:50 am (UTC)
Congratulations! It's just about time for me to get back on the bike, too. I should be getting a new road bike at the end of the summer...
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-05-01 01:47 pm (UTC)
I love my road bike!
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[User Picture]From: gythiawulfie
2012-05-01 12:36 pm (UTC)

Good for you!

Wooo hooo
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2012-05-01 12:48 pm (UTC)
WOW. Kudos to you, my dear!
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[User Picture]From: wished4this
2012-05-01 09:06 pm (UTC)
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