E2E Challenge – Week 4 – Changing My Mind

It’s a woman’s prerogative, you know. 

Mr. Pea, The Architect and I went out today to check out the race route for next Sunday.  When I signed up for the race several weeks ago, I knew that the route was on back country roads; however, I was under the impression that the roads were at least paved.    Guess what?  Not only are they not paved, but they are also not compacted, as in a combination of muck and large gravel. Big rocks, not your typical worn gravel road gravel.  I managed to complete 15 miles today, but it took two hours. Two long, hard hours.  I seriously overestimated my abilities when I signed up for this one.  I came home, logged on to the race site and voluntarily relinquished my slot to someone on the waiting list.  The Architect?  He’s totally in. He finished about 23 miles today in the same two hours.  *sigh*  How cool it would be to have the muscles, stamina and confidence of a 15 year old boy!

So.  I’ll try another race on another day, hopefully a mountain bike race.

Here’s the prescribed update for Week Four.

1. Item of clothing and a picture of me. Princess Pea found a gorgeous sweater for me, but not a complete outfit yet.

2. Weight This Week: 160.1. Waist 31″. Up. Really?

3. Goal Recap

Shed Five Pounds:  It’s coming. Eventually.

Do Five Pullups:  Just one again this week.

Firm Up the Arms:  Yes again. Two hard core kettle bell sessions including single arm swings and lifting a 26 lb bell over my head.  Pushups?  150 for the week three sets of 50.

4. Books

Refuse to Regain.  I didn’t get any reading in this week.  Too busy helping DirtBike and Princess Pea with projects and homework.

I continued to read along with Jenny at  A Minute Captured.  Reading my Bible is proceeding.

5. Catch up with the Challenge Buddy.  Hey Jo!!

7. Visit Other Challengers:  Yes!  Everyone is hanging in there. Go us!

8. I do hereby solemnly swear to NOT QUIT.  Amen.

Stay Steady. Keep the Faith.

EMail Anglea Pea

6 thoughts on “E2E Challenge – Week 4 – Changing My Mind

  1. There’s no shame in not being able to do that bike route. There will be another one that you can do. Yeah for your son. Good luck to him. You are doing great Angela, I love reading your updates. You inspire me to do better each week. Thank you!!
    Take care and good luck this week. Blessings!!

  2. That sounds like a TOUGH bike route. I’m one of those “rather safe than sorry” sorts. So I don’t blame you for being intimidated. Your son though.. wow! 23 miles!

    I’m proud of your for doing your arm toning. It’s hard work! Keep it up! You’re a great exercise example! 🙂

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