Thursday, April 30, 2015

OBMAO Day 11

Thirty minute walk along the bluff in Brittania.

Went to a literary event my friend was participating in. So much fun to see S & D again.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

OBMAO Day 9 & 10

Day 9: 7.14 km in Bowmont park with AF. Wiped out on the steep hill down to the dipsy-do. I landed on my left leg--right where I hit it on Sunday. Ouch!! There was swelling (thank goodness for the bag of frozen peas). There was blood. There will be bruises. But hey, it's street cred. And so. much. freaking. fun!!!

Day 10: rest. And job interview in Canmore. Cause yeah, who wouldn't want to work where you play?!

Sunday, April 26, 2015


11.2 km in town. Big wipe out by the makeshift bridge. I'm now sporting road rash on both sides!

Foiled by pathway construction seemingly at every turn. Not a good day to bike. Thank goodness for CD, though. She came and rescued me from the mother if all hills!

Saturday, April 25, 2015


10 km in Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. It's beautiful there! Too bad it was cold (5C with a frigid north wind) and cloudy. Oh, and downhill all the way there. Which means uphill all. the. way. back. I made it up more than I thought I would! It's a great ride to use a gauge over the summer. We'll see if continuous riding and lots of hill training pays off!

My lungs are still burning.
My legs are still quivering.

It's all good. =)

I've got lasagna baking (no noodles--butternut squash instead). I've been gluten free for just over a week and it's amazing the difference I feel--less bloated, less joint swelling and pain.

Friday, April 24, 2015

OBMAO Days 5 & 6

Day 5: rest

Day 6: a quick, 2.16 km walk around my neighborhood. Did I mention I live on top of a big hill? No matter which way I go, there's a hill. It's good for my ass, legs and lungs though! It was definitely cooler than the past few days on my bike. Today called for pants instead of shorts, long sleeves instead of short and a toque instead of helmet!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


45 minutes in Twelve Mile Coulée with AF.

Road rash on my left arm and leg. That's what happens when you catch your tire and slide off a rock!

Fun though! Legs and lungs were burning.

Oh, and there was also a sighting of hot runners! =

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


I was distracted by birthday present shopping after work, so I opted to ride pathways again. CD joined me but just over 1 km in, she got a flat!! And it's need a new tire flat, not just a tube. So we walked back to the car, locked up the bikes and went for a walk. All told, another easy 25 minutes of activity. I'm pretty sure AF won't be as easy on me tomorrow!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Operation Bike My Ass Off (OBMAO) Day 2

Just a nice little 30 minute recovery ride on the pathways. The bridge was out or I would have gone further. One bridge out = multiple hills to go further. My legs and lungs cried out for mercy. I conceded.

My ass hurts, I'm not gonna lie. But even just cruising along, I couldn't wipe the grin off my face.

So. Much. Fun. Day 3 is going to rock! I'm torn between trying Bowmont park again (sans AF) or heading into Nose Hill to check it out....

Operation Bike My Ass Off Day 1

The scale said a bad number to me the other day. So, I'm taking control back.

Yesterday I biked for about an hour and a half (my technology konked out, so I don't have any details) with AF in Bowmount park. The trails were awesome! I grinned the entire time (except when I was grimacing going up a hill) ! My lungs and legs burned.

It was great.

Epsom salts are my new BFF.

And now I'm off for an easy(ier) recovery ride.  May the technology gods be with me.