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!
Align Center
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!


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!

Anonymous 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. :)