Tuesday, February 21, 2012

An Amazing Day On A1A!

I had an absolutely spectacular day.  It started with waking up after a night of wonderful, deep sleep.  After a grueling day of training and intense body work, I got home last night and fell asleep on the couch at 7:30 pm.  I put myself to bed around 9, then slept like a log until 6 this morning.  I woke up feeling rested, loose, fantastic all the way around.

A spectacular day for a spectacular ride!!
I cleaned and took care of things around the camper while waiting on a repair man to come and look at my defunct hot water heater.  Then I headed to the beach for an afternoon ride.  It was one of those clear, bright days that just takes your breath away.  There was a decent wind coming off the ocean and I got treated to a fine mist for portions of the ride.  I rode an out and back from Lake Worth, south to Boca Raton, North to West Palm Beach, then back to Lake Worth.  It was just over fifty miles.  I enjoyed every minute, every inch.

I felt good all the way through, stayed fueled, stayed hydrated (even had to make three bathroom stops... oops).  When I was done, I felt like I had really turned in a nice workout.

Throughout the day, and really for quite a while now, my nutrition has been working really well for me.  My sleep was a little sketchy last week but maybe that is why my nutrition (and hydration) has been so good.  I know that if one leg of the table isn't holding it's ground, the others better work overtime.  Whatever.  The point is that it is feeling second nature and I am certainly reaping the rewards.

I am also glad that DW and I decided to switch my long ride to a day when I am off and awake.  It is so nice to have the time to go ride A1A (the road that runs along the Atlantic in South Florida) instead of grinding the hours out on a trainer or  racing circles around Wellington because I have run out of daylight.  I started today feeling great and now, pleasantly tired, I am ready for bed.

Too bad I have to work tonight but I refuse to think about that right now.  Right now, I am just savoring a bit of bliss.


  1. Man that sounds like an amazing place to ride! Not jealous at all :-)

    1. It's pretty awesome but I have done some beautiful rides in central Kentucky, too. This time of year the real advantage is the weather.