Bike Plus

We’ve had such sunny weather. It gets warm during the day, though it’s frosty and in the 30s every morning. Tom and I rode our bikes part of the way to work and caught the bus, then after work I decided to bike to the gym (about 4 miles) from the bus stop instead of coming straight home. It was a good day to find out how long the ride would take (28 minutes—going slow, obviously!) and how tiring it would be to ride home after the workout. The bike ride was beautiful.
Tonight’s workout was to do as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
15 clean-and-thrusters (I used 25-pound dumbbells)
15 knees-to-elbows
(Knees-to-elbows involve hanging from the pull-up bar and curling up your body until your knees touch your elbows—“not your armpits!” as I was once reminded.) I managed 4 full rounds plus 11 of the thrusters. My grip seemed to be my weakest link for both exercises.
The bike ride home (7 miles) really wasn’t so bad. Some other workouts might have burned out my legs more—anything with rowing, like last night, for instance. One thing about bike riding, I’ve done it so much throughout my life that no matter how ready I am to be finished, it’s never a crisis. Just more bike riding. Just keep pedaling. I think it took me about half an hour or 35 minutes to get home. I had the best intentions of looking at the time and then I forgot.
And now I have the best intentions of not going to the store for ice cream. Grrr. Some ice cream would really come in handy. But it wouldn’t make it any easier to lift my a– I mean my knees to my elbows during the workouts.

4 thoughts on “Bike Plus”

  1. Okay, so I’ve got it in my head that I want to try and get some people together to play Hooverball. It might not happen, but I thought I’d see if anyone else was as stupid as me.
    Are the rules JUST like volleyball? Or is it basically a game of catch with a net in the middle?

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