Wednesday, May 05, 2010

I'm Back

Well its been awhile but I'm still here. Life has to take first chair sometimes and as of late it has but I am back on the bike and back to training. The last two months have been good for riding but not what they should have been. I think I have a total of 400 miles in for the last eight weeks kind of sad but better then last year. The good news is in the last two days I have 98 miles in, so my average is up at least.
The weight loss thing has been going OK. I'm down a total of 31 pounds. I was down a total of 35 but life caught up and I put some back on. I guess that's how things go but I feel a lot better then I did last year and I can really tell the difference when I'm in the saddle.
Tess is doing great and growing up so fast. She has been on her tricycle every chance she can and getting better and better every ride. She has told us she wants a to wheeler, surprised????????? Not me, she is my daughter after all. So last week we stopped at the bike shop and she picked the one she likes. So being the bike Dad I am I told her to master the trike and I'll get it for her. I'm hoping she will be on a two wheeler by the end of fall.
Another great step in our healthy family life style is we are riding our bikes together. This has always been a sticking point between Erica and I as she is not fond of having to ride with traffic. But now living in Brown Deer has the traffic much less and we live very close to BD park. This is great for us as we can now go for a ride with Tess in the trailer and we all feel good.
Erica and I have both been eating better and exercising a lot more. I guess when you look at the big picture, do you really want to be a fat parent when your kid is growing up? Well......... we decided NO and were trying our best remember that everyday.
My first race will be Rinelander in two weeks. It should be a good race. I've never done it before so it will be something new. That same weekend will also be the the second annual extreme training camp. So that weekend will be full with riding but will be fun for sure.


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