My Tinman Update #2

24 May

My booty muscles were not prepared.

I hadn’t ridden my Bianchi Avenue Hybrid Bike in over two years. It’s a comfort bike. It’s got a BodyFit cushioned seat. Lies. All lies. My butt was not feeling the cushiness. I had forgotten about my muscles back there. They were out of shape. I never knew my booty could be out of shape. But it was. That’s what I get for neglecting my Bianchi for that long. However, I’m sure my back-end will be fine after a couple of rides.

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The sad thing is I didn’t even bike that far. Maybe like five or seven miles. I would have ridden more, my booty muscles weren’t the issue at the time. They didn’t start hurting until the next day. It was my bike. It was undergoing some technical difficulties.

Air. I needed air. There was all kinds of air outside, surrounding me, whirling about in the California sunshine, but not so much in the back tire. So my ride was cut short. I thought I had inflated it, but for some reason it was escaping.  

However regardless of the short ride, I was glad to be pedaling again. In truth I was a little scared at first. Wobbly. Trying to stay coordinated. Wondering if I was going to fall. But after the first mile, I found my biking legs again. And I truly enjoyed my surroundings.

The Lake


I forgot how awesome it was to bike around this lake, in addition to working out my quads and butt muscles. After this ride I did feel inspired to continue training. The running was getting to me. I was lacking motivation as my New Balance pounded the track. I couldn’t find the awesomeness of this preparation. However, changing it up to the bike this week seemed to help my muscles say: Woo-Hoo! Bring it, girl! We like these fresh moves. We’re finally on board. 

Even though we need more time to workout and prepare we’re on board Guat. We’re tight on time, we’re not sure we’re going to make it, but if you work us out, we’ll help you finish the race.  You’re crazy, but we’ll help you.

Even my booty was on board.

Giddy up!



4 Responses to “My Tinman Update #2”

  1. TBM May 25, 2012 at 1:30 AM #

    I love bike rides. When I lived in Colorado I used to bike every day. Now that I live in London I’m scared to death of the traffic. I miss it. I hope your butt survived. I remember that feeling…the comfort seats don’t help. Only time helps.

    • The Guat May 25, 2012 at 9:36 AM #

      It made a quick recovery. Back on the seat again this weekend. But I did miss it. I’m lucky I can ride with little traffic here.

  2. adinparadise May 26, 2012 at 10:33 AM #

    Well done on the training. 😉

  3. amandameetsbook May 27, 2012 at 2:13 AM #

    I have a Bianchi Imola! I love the bike, it is like butter. However, I am not looking forward to my first ride after being away from it all winter long. The butt takes such a miserable beating. I’m sure I could have phrased that better, but you know what I mean.

    Keep us posted on the summer bike rides!

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