Wednesday, December 15, 2010

You Better Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

The crash was inevitable. Not able to sleep, sick to my stomach, stuttering, shaking like a frightened chihuahua in a thunderstorm, frustrated and crying at the drop of a hat. All my muscles felt like they had stilettos stuck in them. Every object I picked up got dropped at least twice. I had pushed myself into a flareup.

The holidays hit with all of the extra cleaning, decorating, cooking, baking, visiting, and shopping. I had set my sights on doing my first 100 mile test ride in early February and started to ramp up my training schedule the first week of December. For a normal, healthy adult that would be a lot. For someone like me with my fabulous gift basket of physical dysfunction, it was the perfect storm.

We did a 40 mile ride up by Usery Pass which is a lot of hill climbing on Saturday and climbed that big red hill on the profile twice. I came home and I cranked out five different batches of cookie dough and cleaned up the kitchen. Sunday I spent the day baking cookies with a friend. By Monday evening I was a wreck. Dave came home and found me freaking out and crying over the computer because I couldn't figure out how to re size some photos for printing.

So Tuesday I had to do some soul searching. The superhero cape needed to be folded neatly and put in the drawer for a little while so I can get stronger. I am still planning to do that 100+ mile ride for Beads of Courage and the kids but at a slower pace. I'd like to get to that 100 mile marker by my 50th birthday this summer.

So stick with me, I'm downshifting a little but still training and posting. This is just a little bump in the road!


  1. So glad I found your blog - great job !
    Now for the mutha bear scolding - You MUST learn to PACE yourself or as Steve would put it: Don't go at it like you're killing snakes.

  2. Seester! I have confidence in you, you can do this and you will accomplish your goal! It is a one day at a time thing. Set a goal for each day and then the next day increase it just a little and then before you know it you have met it!! Love ya and I know you can do this! I am cheering you on all the way!

  3. Houey! That sounds kinda familiar--had that breakdown in '93. Stress is a killah, no good for building strength. What Kathy said ---a goal a day is good, and they don't have to be big ones. For me, some days sorting the socks, doing the dishes , and scooping the litterbox is major....
    Take care of yourself and maintain, Care.
    Love and Squishes-

  4. Can I just say that I love my family? You guys are the best - better than glitter and gin and chocolate!