Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bring On...Daylight Savings

What does this mean to me? A lot!

This marks the beginning of our local Spinners Club Tuesday and Thursday group rides of more than 100 plus cyclist. Last year was my first year of being involved with this group and this year excites me even more. With new goals insight I am looking forward to gaining strength on the bike.

For several weeks I have been eating greener, fresher, less processed foods. At first it was on purpose and the meals took planning. Now it seems that I am craving more and more of these foods. Add in a ton of chicken, pork, and some smaller portions of red meat and that would be about it. I have also became accustomed to having a protein bar and a hot tea every afternoon at 1:30pm. Seems to get me through until I get home at 4pm and have my pre-workout snack.

So this afternoon I am riding 25 miles and then finishing it off with a 2 or 3 mile run.

Saturday Scott and I will tackle a 45 mile ride and are hoping that the 60% chance of rain is all a big lie. Sunday will be a 8 mile run…maybe 10 and that will finish out my week.

Come on Spring!
Robin

20 comments:

Marcy said...

What's rain?! Around here they call it snow :P

YAY for healthier eating. Better you than me :P ;-)

BeachRunner said...

Yessss!! Bring on Spring and the daylight! Sounds like you guys have a great plan for your upcoming workouts. Have a great weekend and I hope the rain holds off for you.

Runner Mom said...

I LOVE that picture!! I am so ready for the spring time too, chickadee! Have fun riding! I enjoyed my 8 miler with Debby this morning! Did you get the book that I left for you?

Hugs,
Susan

Wes said...

I do the five meals a day thing. Unfortunately, they are not even. The mid morning and mid afternoon things are more like a snack.

I {heart} DST too!! Bring it :-)

Stephanie said...

And I thought you have it much warmer in the south!!!
Have a fun ride tonight.

The Happy Runner said...

Come on spring is right!

Sounds like you have a great weekend lined up.

Chris said...

you know, I was just thinking the same thing the other day about DST. I will be SO glad when it gets here. Not to mentnion spring.. Ahh... warm sun (but then follows the humid southern summer) :-(

Have fun on Saturday. yeah, it's not going to rain! ;-)

RunToFinish said...

so true that when i start to eat better i just crave healthy foods!

Judi said...

i am jealous of your bike miles. i just can't do these damn rollers and trainer anymore.

teacherwoman said...

I am so ready for the time change. However, I am not ready to lose an hour of sleep... but I AM ready for the nice weather to follow... hopefully.

Marlene said...

I hear you - soooo ready for Spring!

Maybe I should try a mid-afternoon protein bar. I am always STARVING by the time I leave work at 5.

I Run for Fun said...

You sure eat healthy! Hope it stays dry through your run!

Ryan said...

I want Spring...I want Spring!

This weekend is going to be a washout. Boooo!

D10 said...

I can't wait for to change the clocks! I need teh extra light at night. Sounds like you got some great workouts planned for the weekend.

sunshine said...

Awesome picture!

Yay for daylight savings time! I cannot wait for the days (and sunshine) to hang around a little bit longer. ;)

mrjwhit~ said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Hope the rain stays away until mile 50.

jen said...

I cannot wait for Spring and the longer days!!

The cycling group sounds awesome! Enjoy the long ride this weekend. :)

Shannon said...

Bring the Spring on!

I promise those tracks, I've been so overwhelmed lately, but I'm thinking about you and Chris! Forgive me babe.

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Breadcrumb Runner said...

Yay, you just reminded me of Daylight Savings! :) I always love an extra hour in the day - it makes more time to run! I have an 8-miler planned for tomorrow too. I look forward to reading your next blog!