Saturday morning started off with a new juice recipe for me.
1 large handful of Romaine
1 large handful of Kale
1 large bunch of wheat grass ( was around a shot once juiced)
1 large cucumber
1 1/2 green apples
4 stalks of celery
|The Kale and Wheat Grass really made this one green!|
I love a good walk through the woods. I get to take in a lot more than when I am rolling on my bike. It allows for great conversation and a chance to work different muscle groups in my legs.
|Heading to the top of Spitzenberg@ Blue Mountain Reservation.|
|View on top of the Blue Mountain Summit. This is on the other side of the park and the sun was shining bright.|
|Stopping for a minute to catch a view of the stream over in Depew Park|
|G- taking some photos of the stream|
The plan was a hilly 55 miles and that is exactly what we did + 1 extra mile for good measure. I do not know the final stats of how many feet of climbing we did but I know it was a lot! This ride took us from Tuxedo, NY into the back side of Harriman State Park which is one of the most beautiful parks in our area. There were some pretty wicked climbs but most of them rolling or steady. After a massive climb from the bottom of Bear Mountain to the top of Perkins Drive, we headed back the same way we came through the park.
This was exactly what I needed. A really awesome road ride with more climbing than I have done all winter. Basically a good ass kicking! I had to push myself pretty hard but overall- I felt like I did alright. I was not the fasted by any means and was usually in the back of the pack, but I tried to just stay steady. As my friend RR would say, "it is money in the bank woman!".
Thank you Team Campmor friends for the great tour and for letting us tag along- you guys rock!
|Smiles all day- even on the climbs!|
For those of you that have sent me some extra love and positive energy over this past week- thank you. You do not know how much that means to me. It has helped me a lot to share this with all of you. It took a lot of the fear out of it for me.
I will keep you posted on this weeks results.