I have been busy, busy, busy this weekend. Friday ended up being a bit frustrating as I had to take in our passport applications and be back in time to take my son to the ortho. On the way out there traffic was insane and I almost didn't make it back in time. This messed up my lunch/afternoon snack plans but I'm proud to say I still kept completely on track and didn't let it derail me.
Saturday morning I decided to ride my bike into town for a Weight Watchers meeting - it's about 10 Km each way. When I was just about there I heard a funny pop sound and thought I saw something fly out from under my wheel. But everything felt fine so I kept riding. When I pulled into the parking lot I felt a weird bumpity, bump and ... well you can already guess - it was my tire that popped. A big honking nail!! GRRRRR.
Normally I take various forms of money (cash, debit/credit cards) and on this day I had NOTHING. Stupid!!!! I also had absolutely no tools of any sort. So here I am 10Km from home, no family members are available to come get me, no money to pay a bike shop to fix it, and no tools to fix it myself. Never go out unprepared anything can and will happen.
I phoned my husband to get his credit card number, but he had to come into town to get supplies so I told him to come get me. I walked from the meeting to the other side of town (a few more Kms) and met up with him. Then we made a trip to Walmart and I stocked up on everything I need should this happen again. I got 2 small bags, all the tools, spare tubes, a big bag for longer trips, and a nifty little speedometer thingy (that was just a bonus).
When we got home I had him talk me through how to fix the tire myself. And .. after he left again, I taught myself how to do some minor tune ups. (so proud!)
Since I was now all fixed up, I decided to do another bike ride. I rode down to the area where we do our Sunday runs, then I rode the path we run so I could calculate the exact distance, then rode home.
In total I rode just over 50 Km on Saturday! Plus a 25 min walk across town. Talk about racking up the APs! I'm just loving being out on my bike again and I want to ride everywhere.
Back it up to the Weight Watchers meeting that morning .... the leader approached me after the meeting and suggested I become a team leader. I was surprised. But, it's not something I can see myself doing. And also I don't think I'm the right person. To me if you're going to be a team leader you should agree 100% with the program and I just don't think I'm the model of WW's. In my opinion, to be a leader you should absolutely practice what you preach - and I don't. Besides, if I were going to take a side job I'd much rather be a fitness leader.
This morning my husband and I were both bagged, but eventually we headed out and ran 12Km on our favourite trail. About half way through I could really feel it in my legs & butt - but I made it through.
Tomorrow will definitely be a lower activity day - maybe some upper body weights or a casual walk. My legs need some rest.
Saturday also marked a pretty big day for me. While I haven't yet broken the 150 lb mark ... I did weigh in at the lowest I've been on my progress chart. This is pretty big for me. I'm pretty sure that's the lowest I have weighed since early 2003 - 6 years! In 2001 I lost 30 lbs in less than 6 months, then spent the next year and a half putting it back on, follwed by another almost 15! My whole attitude about weight loss is completely different now than it was in 2001. I can absolutely taste the 140s and I know I'll be there very soon.