I have a whistle to use when I ride across the Golden Gate bridge but I never remember to bring it! This morning the bridge was swarming with oblivious tourists and the four of us did plenty of shouting and stopping as we made our way across. Team Diva rode a bit later than usual due to late night operas and early doctor appointments. It was windy and crowded for most of the ride but we did see sunshine in Sausalito.
I wasn’t feeling tired as we began but now, a couple of hours later, I’m pretty sleepy and feel like I pushed myself hard. I got back into the pool yesterday to see where my body was in the recovery process after Sunday. My swim was short but felt good. Calves are still cramping a bit but much less sore than on Monday and I even took an hour tango lesson in heels yesterday afternoon with no negative results.
Riding with the girls is so much fun and also pushes me to keep moving. Our goal today was the end of the Sausalito bike path then coffee at Cibo before our climb back up to the bridge. I was just focusing on keeping up and maintaining a smooth pedal stroke. I still haven’t stretched but that will be done after my rest!
20 mile ride, steady but not slow pace, two climbs- at beginning and end
magnetic insoles– giving me energy throughout the day and helping to keep blood flowing as my calves recover
magnetic sport bracelet– to ease the mild ache in my left wrist