The past few weeks have been amazing! All of the pieces are coming together. At the end of May I biked 30 miles. It is the farthest I have ever biked. I remember in Hawaii I was so shocked that I was even able to do 12 miles, now I’ve complete 30 miles. My bike handling skills have significantly improved. Last week my trainer, Mary Ann, showed me how to get more power out of my pedal stroke by simply using a harder gear. This minor change allowed me to go faster without exerting more energy.
Today was another improvement. With my trainer, Keith, we began with our typical warm-up with a short run/walk combination. I started running on the treadmill and before I knew it, I had run a mile without stopping. Normally, I have would run half a mile and walk the other and alternate, but today I ran a whole mile without stopping. Also, my heart rate fluctuates when I run, but today I was able to keep it in the 140s.
And to top it off, we did lat pull downs at the weight I first used in February and I remember the weight was very heavy. Today, it’s not heavy at all and I was able to do more reps. Next week, I am going on a cruise and I am sure there will be plenty of temptations (especially food). However, I am not going to lose the hard earned gains that I have made. I will continue my workouts and mindful eating even while on vacation. I am so excited about the 7 weeks ahead.