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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Training Begins...

Today is the beginning of a new training season for me! I'm very excited because I did my first spinning class today since Avery was born! I haven't even been on my road bike since I found out we were expecting Avery! That is a LONG time! Actually the day we found out I was pregnant, I had just finished a 2 day 150 mile ride ( MS150), I wrote about it HERE! I had no idea I was pregnant during that ride and thankfully I felt great! I was actually 4 weeks pregnant, so Avery had quite the ride in my belly!

I absolutely love to road bike, but I took a sabbatical once Avery was born. Although I was more than happy to take the time last summer to be at home with Avery, I am also very excited to get back into riding!
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So far, I plan to do 2 rides, Elephant Rock and the Copper Triangle this summer (along with all the additional riding I plan to do)
A couple of weeks ago, I finally started getting up EARLY to get to the gym before Avery wakes up for the day. By EARLY, I mean 4:30 am. I'm usually walking in the gym doors by 4:55! I have had to push myself out of bed some days, but overall it has been so good for me as a momma! I feel so refreshed and ready for the day after working out! I keep telling Gabe it makes me a better Momma! So, now I plan to add in 2 days of spinning! After spinning today, I was filled with excitement, so I just wanted to tell you... I'm officially back on the bike!! And that makes me an even happier Momma!

5 comments:

Andrew and Meagan said...

oh my word ash, you make me exhausted, convicted and a tiny, TINY bit motivated...but good for you all the same! :)

Audra and Roger said...

Way to go Ash!!!

Jenn said...

Good for you! 4:30 is so early though! Ha!

Steph Shaw said...

You are amazing! I can't complain about my 'early' 7:30am trips to the gym anymore. You put me to shame. :-) Excited for your training to begin!

enjoyingnow said...

I am happy for you ash. I do remember that story of you doing the looooong ride unknowingly pregnant and for some reason it feels like it was SO long ago. I can't believe Avery is almost one. :)