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5 days in and I AM OFFICIALLY IN KETOSIS!!

And I feel great!!! :D first official weigh in is Wednesday. Things are looking good!

Crashed on the ride today. :/ I was trying to pull a tight turn to catch back up with Collin but wind + gravel sent me sideways and I just couldn’t clip out fast enough. Have an abrasion to my shoulder and a headache from hitting my head too. :(

And my bike has a small scratch now!! TT-TT My first thought after seeing it was that I wished I’d unclipped faster so that I could’ve taken that scratch instead. Might be a sign I love my bike too much, but I’m not sure that’s possible haha
I DID IT! 3.5 hours and 50 miles later Collin and I are finishers! :D It was definitely an experience. Considering I’d only ever ridden 23 miles prior to this, exhausted isn’t even a good enough word to explain how I feel right now. I feel like jello. A giant person shaped blob of jello. But boy is it AMAZING!
Miles 1-35 went fast, road vibrations were horrible but I kept a 16-17 mph pace and it wasn’t really hot at all. Miles 35-50 though were torture! Especially the last 20 mile stretch, it was straight, slightly uphill and into a headwind. My pace seriously dropped to 10-11 mph and I could not get enough water. At one point Collin even rode up behind me and pushed me along with his hand which is saying something considering this was his third ride in months haha. There was also a brief spattering of him trying to teach me to draft, but I’m kind hopeless at that right now. :(
I think my main problems were that my feet kept going numb and my arms were killing me, other than that it was just fatigue near the end. I’m already planning my next one! Here’s to hoping I can talk my favorite curly haired cyclist into joining me this time too! :)
Training takeaway: Log more time in the saddle
And if you don’t already have plans to do HHH next year, you should make some. ;)

Crossfit 3.1: FRAN

I lost count of all my crossfit posts (again lol), so I’m restarting the count at 3.1 (3= reboot, 1=day).

First day: FRAN oyyyy haha

Warm-up:

WOD: “Fran”

21-15-9

my time: 12:05

Considering I rode a hard 12 miles yesterday this was killing my quads, but it was fun :)

My first almost hour of riding! Our pace was actually 15mph but we didn’t pause the watch when we stopped a few times to check my friend’s tire pressure xP

Planning to pull a fast 5 tomorrow and 20 at a comfortable pace on Friday. Gonna slowly but surely work my way up to a 100k!

On the agenda today: 20 mile bike ride and Crossfit

woot! :)

I totally have a cold though.

Lance Armstrong legs, hulk muscles and my ban from running.

LIFE UPATE: total mess

Long time no talk guys, I swear I’m still alive!! I’ve been posting but nothing personal and I feel so bad for it. Thing is I’ve spent the last month or so getting my MCAT squared away, and visiting doctors.

Remember that knee pain I decided was chronic? Yeah, totally an actual injury/problem. Went to the doctor two weeks ago and he told I have a laxity in that knee and it’s because of a muscle discrepancy (which is actually really rare). He said my vastus medialis was super strong and actually stronger than all my other surrounding muscles, and that basically whats happening is that it’s pulling my tendons off the bone (kinda a shin splints sorta thing in the knee). So basically, my leg muscles are BAMFs LOL. He legit told me I was a "great anatomical example of the leg muscles" and that I had Lance Armstrong legs hahaha but he nixed running, and rx’d cycling for at least 2 months to strengthen the other muscles. Told me I’d probably not be able to run long distance as much as I want to but with continuously supplementing cycling I could still (eventually) run leisurely. 

:( 

So, I guess I’m going to become a cyclist now. Bought a bike last week ($$$ omg) and have been riding. I LOVE IT! I’m planning on tearing up the bike routes with my favorite cute curly-haired collegiate cyclist as soon as he gets back from Spain too! :)

More updates from now on, I swear! <3

Isn’t he beautiful?!?! :)
2014 Felt Z95

lift-like-a-girl:

beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast MuffinsRECIPE

Ingredients:

2.5 cups old fashioned oats 

1 cup plain low fat greek yogurt

2 eggs

1/2 cup honey

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

2 TBSP ground flax seed

1 tsp vanilla

2 ripe bananas 

These are so good!!

(via fitnessfoodfabulous)

Two-a-day? Why not. :)

Crossfit 2014: Day #5

Warm-up:

WOD:

A. 5x5 front squat
B. for time:

Crossfit 2014: Day #4

Warm-up:

WOD:

A. 3x3 OVHD squat
B. 12 min AMRAP:

that-fit-girl:

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IT&#8217;S HERE AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!