After whining about my scratch, I got back up on that bike and started riding again. We rode awhile and then headed up a big hill. Halfway up that hill I knew I had a problem. I stopped. I started to walk. I didn’t know what the problem was, but I suspected that it was just a let down from the adrenaline rush I had experienced through my tumble off the bike. I however knew I was pretty much done riding for that day. (Other than for the return ride back to the car) I pondered my options. We hadn’t seen a soul on any of the trails. (Did I mention that it was hot...REALLY hot...no other fools were out!). I caught up with Jason who had stopped to wait for me. I told him I just wasn’t right... he was concerned but I told him that I wasn’t sick or anything, just probably the after affects of my accident and my shoulder hurting. I sent him up the hill to finish the trail that we were on/heading to. (It was an out and back). I took his knife (I knew he wouldn’t leave me out there without some form of protection) and I sat down in the shade to wait for him. It was exactly what I needed.
Turns out I was suffering the very early stages of heat stroke. I figured it out while I sat there. I have had some serious issues with this in the past...even to the point of passing out. But it has been quite a while so it took me a while to put two and two together. Sitting in the shade sipping my water for the 20 minutes it took him to finish the trail and return was just what I needed.
2. Put money into my savings. I totally smashed this goal and put quite a bit into my savings account!
3. Weigh less than I do now! I don't care if it's a measly ounce...I want to weigh less! As of the 31st of May that number is 247.2. I managed this one also...maybe not a smashing success...but I managed this...as of the last day of June my weight was 246.0 (I did see 245.6 on Saturday!)
4. Do something active (a walk suffices) at least 3 times a week and at least two runs a week. I had to adjust my goals mid way through. I decided that I couldn’t focus on biking AND running and have any success at both. So running is on the back burner until a time when biking is easy and then I will jump back into running. But in terms of exercise. I walked at work most days...and we got at least two HARD bike rides in each week! So VICTORY!! I have also seen some incredible improvements on the bike! I have been mountain biking religiously each week and it seems as if each week I see some sort of improvement.
2. Put money into my savings.
3. Weigh less than I do now! I don't care if it's a measly ounce...I want to weigh less! As of the 30th of May that number is 246.0.
4. Do something active (a walk suffices) at least 3 times a week and aim for at least two bike rides a week.