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Moar Climbing.

By January 30, 2012March 22nd, 2017No Comments

Ok, so my little gym post might have shocked some of you. Yes, I like to inspire and I’m normally a sweet girl…but I do have a crude, sarcastic, sometimes cruel side. I normally keep it to myself online, but there’s a glimpse. Plus, I thought it was pretty hilarious as did most of you, thanks! :) To those of you with your panties in a jumble, I was NOT criticizing the act of working out in a gym. I like working out at the gym. I was simply creating a satire on the meat market dynamic at the gym which is undeniably obvious to a fit woman working out at the gym. I was actually a gym person BEFORE I was a cyclist, believe it or not!

I didn’t climb as much as I did last week. I am still doing my gym workouts and had to throw in some sprints this week. Gosh! I haven’t done a sprint in….ever. I don’t think I’ve ever done a specific sprint workout till a week ago. Those are HARD!!!!! It’s so violent and evil! Mucho respect for the trackies.

I hit up my weekly suffer loop on Sunday which consists of going up Magnolia Road to Peak to Peak to Gold Hill and add more if the mood strikes. I’ve done it the last 3 weekends. Minimum, the route is 6200′ of elevation gain and it is hard every time!

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It has been a very dry, mild winter… but at a price.  It has been extremely windy for about 2 weeks…. so add a headwind going up Magnolia and there are some groans.  I had to tell myself to shut up and stop complaining.  Complaining makes things so much worse.  As long as I’m not physically fatigued, I have been teaching myself to shut it down when I start complaining about conditions.  Honey badger mantra, “Don’t give a shit!”

I can’t believe I leave for Nepal in one month.  I have my training preparation set… now to start figuring out what I can take.  We are allowed 22 lbs of stuff in the race because a sherpa carries it!  I guess I’ll have to leave my curlers, hair products, and my Gucci platform boots home for this trip.

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