Saturday, July 31, 2010

Holy Canole

I don't think I've ever bonked so very painfully hard. Ten a.m. ride today (although I planned on the 7...but I needed me those 2 additional hours of sleep) and I hung in for a spell, but I sensed a bonk coming on right at about mile 1.

Sometimes this happens to me - I feel like I'm bonking as soon as I get on the bike. Doesn't matter if I've eaten or not (I always do before a ride) - my eyes start to water, my nose runs, brain gets foggy...it is so highly annoying. I eat a gel, and then 20-30 mins later I forget about the bonkage-like feeling. But it creeps back. And today, it crept back like a frigging hurricane of arms and teeth. Or something like that. It sucked. Brian had to tow me home by dangling a Gu a few feet in front of me. I ate a lot of peanut butter and now I feel like a human again. Does this sort of thing happen to other people? Anywho.

In other news, the chia seeds are...good? Why not. I like the consistency (gel beadish) and I like what they have in them (lots of healthy fats, antioxidants, a various array of amino acids). And I like putting them in my banana softserv. So thumbs up. And Born to Run is a fun read - I recommend it for sure, even if you're not a runner. Next up is Delivering Happiness - a book by the founder of Zappos. Supposed to be phenomenal.

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

We are off to try Cava on Capitol Hill tonight, which shall be highly enjoyable. I like engagement, it is also enjoyable. For the record.


2 comments:

The Chauffeur said...

i'm glad i didn't haul my tired arse down to meet you guys for the 7am then... sleep-deprived and still buzzing on sour patch kids is no time to be thinking "am i at the right 'key bridge'?"

Margit @coppifemme said...

B still made it! He did both the 7 and the 10 - crazy man. Did you run in your vibram 5 finger shoes to get the sour patch kids?