Today marks three full weeks-I have not missed a ride. I did have to go in the evening with kids for two of those day but I haven't broken my streak! I am really proud of myself! This has been quite a journey. The last two days I was biking an extra quarter mile but today I made some BIG changes!
Today was my first 5:30am ride. Observations: 5:30 is considerably more dark than 6:00. Nature is quite loud at 5:30 (the frogs were crazy loud!). Different sprinklers are on in the park-ones that are a bigger pain in my a**. So...why 5:30? I start back at work next week and my husband has officially changed shifts so I need to go earlier if we are both going to get in a workout. Thankfully, I am the same morning at 5:30am that I am at 6:00am :o) I really couldn't tell much of a difference when I got up (with the exception of the extreme darkness) so it seems as if it will be an easy change!
I am now going more than an extra half of a mile compared to a week ago. I finally started at the point on the trail where I have been finishing up the last couple days. It makes the first half of my ride a bit more fun-lots of downhills, but I could definitely feel the burn for the last part of my ride sooner. All in all I do like the extra challenge. My ride has gotten a bit easier over the past couple weeks so it is nice to throw in a new challenge.
3 weeks in and feeling great!