2 beers + massage + big dinner the night before = hard to get out of bed
I know, rough life and all that.
After checking the core box I went to see my doctor for my annual physical exam and then for a ride.
First the ride. Today was one of those non-stop negotiations with myself. A few days ago I had thought that going long today would be a good idea; I actually had five hours to spare so loaded up my bottles and pockets and headed out all bundled up.
Three or four miles down the Burke-Gilman Trail that changed. I was pooped. As I rode I kept doing the mental math figuring out where I could go and each time I thought of the route I ended up trimming off some miles. By the time I got to the north end of Lake WA my ride had shrunk from 70 or 80 to 60 and finally top 55. Then I got to the top of Juanita Dr and it started raining. Suddenly my route shrunk again as I just wanted to get home.
At least I did not take the most direct (read: boring) route back to I-90 and instead rode along the east shore of the lake which netted me one more hill and a lot les traffic. And once I arrived back on the west shore I did not head straight through the tunnel and instead dropped down to Leschi and went back up Madrona Dr.
When I saw my doctor I learned for the first time ever what my BMI is. It's 23. I was told 'normal' is 18-25 for men and that this number is pure math based on your height (6' 2.5") and weight (181 lb.). I think if you had asked me if I was going to fall on the higher end of the normal scale I would have said no but there you go, what do I know. Turns out he CDC even has a widget (I hear they are all the rage these days) you can insert into a web page:
I also learned that compared to last year when I had blood work done I am still wicked low in iron. Time to get back on the supplements I guess. :( And this is after I gave up being vegetarian and I eat exponentially more dark, leafy greens than the average American. Sucks.
|Workout Food||core - water|
ride - large bottle w/2 scoops Perpetuem, 2 Perpetuem Solids, half a Promax bar
|Time of Day||core - 5:30 AM|
ride - 12:00 PM
|Weather||mid 40s, cloudy, light rain|
|Clothing||Sugoi shoe covers, Roubaix knickers, Roubaix leg warmers, Craft long sleeve undershirt, heavy long sleeve jersey, wind vest, Polypropylene gloves, OR Gripper gloves, cap|