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Author: October Cycling Challenge– Colorado River (Day 17/31)🚴‍♀️🌊

Today was the Utah trainer again. She calls her fellow riders “warriors” and  uses phrases like “sweat confetti.” She also encourages us to appreciate the nature around us and to let go of the day’s stresses. I like her; she could be my fairy godmother life coach flying by on her bike.🧚‍♀️

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Author: October Cycling Challenge– Encouraging Utah (Day 16/31)🚴‍♀️

This is the third time I believe I’ve done this workout. The trainer is very encouraging and passionate and inspires you to dig deep and keep pedaling–both in the moment and for the future. We need more people like her, handing out vegan candy and giving thumbs up freely.  🍬

Enjoy some pictures and see you tomorrow for Day 17! 🚴‍♀️

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Author: October Cycling Challenge– YouTube Cartoonist (Day 15/31)🚴‍♀️

Feeling a bit stuffy headed today so I did 37 minutes while watching YouTube. There are a series of videos  from BuzzFeed I love–Cartoonists vs. Animators. Kevin and Jackie are my favorites, but they all seem like really nice, fun people. I included one of the videos below. Check it out!

Join us tomorrow for Day 16. Vroom, Vroom!

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Author: October Cycling Challenge– Chile la Bella (Day 14/31)🇨🇱🏄‍♀️

We made it to two weeks. That’s fourteen straight days of at least 30 minutes of biking, with some recuperating days of lower intensity workouts in-between. High fives to all.

Today I went back to Chile in a small town known for surfing.  We did intervals on a trail through some woods five times. I discovered my trainer does 8-11+ hour races that he trains for regularly. I am humbled, indeed.

Join us tomorrow for Day 15–we’re nearly halfway there! 👍🚴‍♀️

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Author: October Cycling Challenge– Kiwi Country 🇳🇿(Day 13/31)

New Zealand. One day I will visit. I’ll need be to be extradited though; I have a feeling I’ll never want to leave. It’s so beautiful! I hope it stays wild and free forever. 🏞️

Day 13 went very well. My quads continue to strengthen, my endurance is increasing. I’m continuing the challenge. See you tomorrow for our two week marker–Day 14! 🚴‍♀️🍂

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Author: October Cycling Challenge– Utah Ramblin’ (Day 12/31)🚴‍♀️🍂

We are nearing the halfway mark…which in this case would be 15.5 days, wouldn’t it?

Today we traveled to… Utah, again. I did about four hours or so of yard work today and needed an easier ride. My quads have been sore lately so I spun to get the lactic acid out (or so say my trainers) and recuperate a bit more. It was thirty minutes with a three minute warm up and a four minute cool down.

I saw plateaus, little bushes, little trees and a lot of rock. The ground reminded me of dry clay that someone scraped against with a giant scraper. The desert is a different place to be sure.

Join us tomorrow for Lucky Day 13. Ker-kaw!

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Author: October Cycling Challenge– (Day 11/31) Chamonix🇫🇷

Day 11–beautiful France. C’est magnifique. Rolling through the hills, taking on the forest, waving hi to Belle and the Beast…It felt good to be back on iFit after doing a couple of easier, recuperating days.

My trainer today was from New Zealand. He’s become a favorite trainer of mine. He says things like “please” when asking you to be at a certain cadence. But he also says phrases like “Let’s kill these hills!” and “Right-o!” I appreciate both his spunk and politeness. 😊👍

I cleaned like a fiend today. If I want to write and get the other part of this challenge accomplished (writing one chapter of my novel) I have to have a clean work environment. A clean, peaceful work area is a must for me. How about you? What kind of area is your work space?

Join us for Day 12 tomorrow. Twelve: the Twelve Apostles, the Twelve Days of Christmas, the Twelve Tacos I may eat tonight in reward. 🌮

Au revoir!

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Author: October Cycling Challenge– (Day 10/31)🚴‍♀️

Another 30 minutes, at my own speed, watching YouTube. Nothing too exciting today, focusing on recuperating but still moving a bit. Join us tomorrow for Day 11–back to iFit!

What country should we go to next? I was thinking Mars is nice this time of year. Maybe I’ll bring a good book to read…

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Author: October Cycling Challenge–Labrador Report (Day 9/31)🐾

This is the Labrador reporting here. My human did her thirty minutes listening to YouTube as a break today. She’s been a tired pup and mumbled some funny things like “If tomorrow wasn’t my Friday, I’d be guilty of premeditated homicide.”

My human is peculiar, but very good. I just scared her by barking at something outside in the dark she can’t see. I like to make her jump like that. 😂

We’re still celebrating the one year anniversary of our first book, Memory Bound. Check it out on Amazon or request your local library order a copy. Here I am modeling with it; don’t I look adorable? If you read the book you can find out my name. There’s a whole section titled “The Labrador.” What can I say, I’m one loved pup.

See you tomorrow folks. Ker-bark!

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