I'm now almost a week on the bike. My leg seems to stagnate for a day then it will feel a little better. It's promising. But the non linear fashion is driving my crazy! My plan is to bike tomorrow, take Wednesday completely off and then run on Thursday.
But this weekend I wanted something epic to do on the bike. So I looked around and found a bike route called the Triple Hump. It runs up 3 mountains in central NC. My cycling peeps said I needed a bigger cassette to get up those grades. So I headed over to a bike store that was having a huge sale.
Me: Hi. What do I need to get up Pilot Mountain?
Bike Shop Employee: Legs
Me: (feeling the sarcasm and ready to pummel this guy. I respond with a monotone bitchslap) I have legs. That's a non issue. I am a ruthless, badass runner. I love pain. My energy and fitness transfer to the bike. I need to know what I need on my bike to get up the hill, please.
Bike Shop Employee: Ya know what? I don't doubt you. You need a 30…come over here.
The moral of the story is BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! If you don't, who will? Do you know that intense focus on the faces of runners at the start of a race? I feel like that all day. I am gunning for it. I don't give a shit that I had a 0 mile week.
PS I'm human and a girl so a little retail therapy helped : )
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Stay strong Team Honey Badger!