Note To Self

Note to Self: Put on sunscreen BEFORE watch, Road ID, and bike shorts!

I woke up this morning to find some very funky sunburn patterns. Apparently I forgot to put sunscreen on my legs. BAD LISA! I now have pasty white legs to my mid-thighs, then sunburn, then my shins and calves are pasty white. Sexy. 🙂 I also have sunburn markings where my watch was.

Note to Self: Use heating pad on back and shoulders after bike ride. Last night while we watched TV, I pretty much had the heating pad on me the whole time. It helped A LOT. I did not wake up as sore as I thought I would this morning.

Breakfast was scrambled eggs and a little steak. We had a tiny bit left over and it was “use it or toss it”. It was tasty, though!

Note to Self: Bring MORE WATER on bike rides. I was definitely dehydrated yesterday during and after my bike ride. The headache let me know that! From now on, I will drink a huge glass of water before I leave, and drink water every 30 minutes of the bike ride.

Note to Self: Figure out better snacking options for bike rides. I want to prevent that dizziness and loss of energy half way through my ride. I think I need Sports Beans, Chewies AND protein bars. After yesterday’s bike ride, I realized we should have taken some Bagel Thins with Peanut Butter.

I am happy that my fitness level is so high now that I can recovery quickly from strenuous activities. I am not as sore today as I thought I would be. My legs feel loose and just fine. Weather permitting, I’m going to run at lunch today.

QUESTION: What are some tips of the trade you have discovered?


8 responses to “Note To Self

  1. Sports beans are awesome fuel while biking/running – they’re really easy to eat and definitely help keep my energy levels up.

  2. fitandfortysomething

    smart tips especially the food on rides 🙂

  3. Note To My Self — Propertly Refuel After A Long Run!!! So I do not end up as tired as I did after yesterdays on future runs……….=O

  4. I love recovering faster now too! It is a nice reminder of how far we’ve come. And a great motivator to keep going!

  5. Great blog!
    My recommendation is to definitely drink a few liters of water before even leaving, have water with you during, and drink another liter within the half hour after getting home. I know- that’s a lot of water but water is so necessary!
    Food wise- it really depends on your body. I have an incredibly sensitive stomach so I have to be careful. I like the idea of sports beans and the Gu kind of stuff. Energy bars like Cliffs bars are good too.

    That’s awesome you have a great recovery time! Awesome!

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