Saturday, June 25, 2011

Two Days of Riding and Tuckered Out

After biking to Kirkwood Community College to commute with a Kirkwood faculty member to the Iowa College Media Association convention Friday, and then biking back home, I must have been pretty tired.

In my defense, I had biked 35 miles Thursday and rode 30 miles on Friday—and I didn’t sleep well Thursday night. My left leg was having some nerve pain, caused by a touchy lower back muscle that, when it acts up, can squeeze that giant leg nerve that God gave use to let us know when we are middle aged.

Luckily, the pain was not serious; I took some ibuprofen and got some rest pretty quickly—and fortunately on Friday morning the leg and back were in OK shape for the Kirkwood ride.

Still, I was tired. I sacked out on a living room chair. The Sebers grandkids had been over, and playing with some toys, and I randomly grabbed one before crashing—only to have someone (Audrey, I suspect) use my camera.

Well, both riding and rest are part of the RAGBRAI prep! Rain today meant a break, and I’ll aim for more miles Sunday. Next step: Screwing my courage to the sticking point and buying (and wearing) bike shorts.

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