Monday, December 7, 2009

The first race

I. Am. Sore.

Flat, hard packed desert = full day of riding (as opposed to a few short rides in the dunes)

Bumps, lifts and bounces = lots of standing while riding

Riding all day + lots of standing while riding = a great workout with a side of really sore muscles. But in a good way. Minus the whole soreness pain stuff. Honestly, I feel like I had an amazing workout, and I did.

My outer thighs from my butt down to my upper thighs hurt. My inner thighs hurt. My upper arms, across my chest, around my shoulders and over the top of my back hurt. Like I said, a great workout. Totally worth it, I rode really well Saturday. I was proud of me and so was the fiance. I love the dunes, but I get to ride more at the hard packed desert. (don't worry, I never ride without my chest protector) I was doing really well Saturday, really enjoying riding and getting some speed going. It was like a switch flipped and my muscles decided they were done. This was of course after many hours of riding, so no big deal.

The fiance had his first race on Sunday, he did great! There were three of us scattered around taking pictures of his first big race. There are a few modifications he wants to make to the bike, including a twist throttle since his thumb gave out on him during the third lap and he had to slow down. But not bad at all for a first race, I am SO proud of him. Poor thing is super sore today, probably more sore than I was yesterday. At least today I'm starting to be able to move a little bit more.


7 comments:

Kimberly said...

Sounds like an awesome experience!

Jaina said...

Kim-It was, the fiance really had an amazing time racing, and I enjoyed being able to really ride.

Gramma Ann said...

Fun, fun, fun! I'm sure by now you are as good as new, and the pain is almost gone.

Yaya said...

Oh ouch, I'm sore just thinking about this!

Jaina said...

Yaya-Yeah, it's definitely a workout. My soreness is almost completely gone. Too bad I can't say the same for the fiance. His hit a little bit later since it was caused mostly by the race Sunday and mine came just from riding Saturday.

Fresh Mommy said...

Wow, what an adventurer!! Sounds like fun though, and definitely a workout! :)

Jaina said...

Tabitha-Yes to all of the above! :)