10 Perks to Riding the Indoor Trainer
(1) Convenience of riding at any hour, with minimal set up or preparation...
whether that be 5AM or 9PM (yup...I have done both!)
(2) No helmet hair... and you can free style with your hair down! (I'll spare you a pic ;)
(3) Reap the benefits of a sauna, for FREE, and sweat away those toxins!
(4) Pets make for a great personal cheer squad!
(5) Convenience of using the potty anytime you want.
(6) Embrace your inner creativity and wear whatever mismatch outfit you want!
(7) Blast tunes and create your own personal pump-up spin dance party :D
(8) It's MUCH more difficult to crash... but rest assured it can be done.
(9) No need to worry about sharing the road with crazy drivers...or in our area, crazy deer or turkeys that come out of nowhere.
(10) And my favorite: Eat Drink & Be Merry! Breakfast, coffee, chocolate...Wine :) tehehe
Okay, so the little bit of indoors riding I did this winter was NOT as bad as I thought it would be. Which is good, because I'm certain I'll be seeing that beautiful trainer many more times throughout this season. We might even make peace, learn to work together and become BFF's.
And I have to say, to enjoy that first outdoors longer ride earlier this week and feel even semi-fit / strong on the bike...
Totally worth all the effort!
Kristen Chang is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and triathlete residing in southwest Virginia with her husband and dogs. Follow along as she shares favorite fueling recipes, general wellness and sport nutrition tips and stories from her athletic endeavors.
Another year has flown by, which means it's time to sit back and reflect on the past season. It has been a season of challenge in many regards, and most definitely not the season I had hoped or planned for. Thinking back to my coaching meeting in January, coach Jim and I had discussed taking things to the next level and I set some pretty high goals for myself. That remained the plan through June, until I through a complete 180 by dropping Chattanooga and deciding to focus on my health. I can vividly remember that day, sitting next to the pool after a short workout when coach asked if Chattanooga was still in the cards. I don't remember whether or not I actually responded, but I do remember the emptiness and defeat I felt in that moment knowing in my heart that the answer was no. I consider myself a "fighter"... being Italian makes me stubborn to the core and I am very loyal to the commitments that I make. However, in that moment God was calling me to let go of my own personal plans and trust in Him instead. As humbling and difficult as it was to walk away from Ironman training this past season, I'm incredibly glad that I did.Hearty Miso Soup
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