Saturday, August 7, 2010

"Rolling buffet"

After yesterdays mammoth headache and my inability to go for a bike ride I decided to make today my spin day. I also wanted to test eating something other than chews whilst on the bike and see how my guts held up. So my son made me a Peanut Butter sandwich and cut it into slices for me. I had my whole little table beside me set up with a 500ml bottle of Gatorade, a 300ml glass of water and my PB sandwich. I also had my DVD player setup with "Bloodsport" in it to watch. I absolutely love Jean-Claude Van Damme and admire his prowess in martial arts but the one thing he can't do is act very well. Nevermind he is a great fighter.

I lasted an hour and consumed everything and one startling observation is that with all that I consumed in the beverage department I hardly let out one drop of sweat. This is a wake up call for me in the hydration department - I must have been so dehydrated already that my body needed every last bit of fluid I put in. Maybe that was the reason for my headache yesterday, actually I think it was for sure. I have been trying hard to drink more but I guess not enough. I need to drink more fluids everyday. I need to make sure my pee is dilute all the time.

Another piece of observation is that eating on the bike did not make me feel sick. I thought that maybe I would feel a bit pucky - but nah, feeling good. It actually felt good to eat something - the PB is a bit dry in the mouth though, maybe I can mix and match each little cube - one with PB and the other with vegemite for the salt component. Food for thought.

I managed 26km in the hour and am happy with the outcome. Looking forward to the Duathlon tomorrow. Will see if they need assistance when I get there. Thanks BDD for the idea.

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage