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Author: Biking in Bamboo Forest (iFit Cycling) & Act of Kindness 🇯🇵🚴‍♀️

Today I did my second ride in the iFit Japan series. I’m doing a challenge to complete this series this month. At the end, iFit will be mailing me some kind of a reward. I’m very excited. 😉

But for the life of me, I can’t find the iFit Japan playlist, so that I can follow the exercise series in order. Today my trainer greeted me with: “We’re on our eighth ride today and it’s one of our harder ones! Lots of incline and we’re going to be doing three and four minute intervals. Are you ready for this? Come on, let’s go!”

I think I heard my guardian angel laugh at me.

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Author: Biking in Kyoto (iFit Cycling) & Biking Peace ⛩️

I’ve been bicycling still and working with a health coach to make cycling part of my regular routine. I’m starting an iFit challenge to do a 12 part Japan series. Today’s ride was in Kyoto and I got to see a Shinto shrine, some cemeteries, older buildings that were untouched by WWII and a beautiful lake. The landscape was really beautiful and peaceful. 

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Blogmas 2019

Blogmas Day 6 & 7: Cycling & Peacock People 🦚🚴‍♀️

I ran out of time yesterday, so I doubled up my biking today. One hour and a few extra minutes for eating junk food yesterday. It was a weak moment.  Go team. 😁👍

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Author: October Cycling Challenge– Chamonix, France (Day 31/31) 🗻🗡️

Hear ye, hear ye. 📯Today marks Day 31 of 31 of the October cycling and writing challenge. To finish the challenge, I visited the hills around the Matterhorn and killed, nay, slayed the hills. I declare this challenge a success. 🥳

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Author: October Cycling Challenge– Chamonix, France (Day 30/31)🚴‍♀️

Interval training equals happy training. Controlled pedaling, RPMs, RPE, cadence and all that lingo I’m still learning. 📝

Tomorrow’s the last day. I have ideas for November. But here’s a question for you writers: Apple or PC? Seriously now, I don’t want to see a fruit salad fight, but some honest, polite opinions.

See you tomorrow for Day 31, the last day of the biking challenge. Cheers.

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Exercise Challenges

Author: October Cycling Challenge– Chamonix, France (Day 28/31)🏔️🇫🇷

Two main thoughts crossed my mind in today’s workout: 1.) We’re going to die and 2.) My iFit trainer is a very positive person. Several times we had to lift our bikes and walk (I watched and still pedaled from home, of course) while we navigated rock and slate on the paths. Instead of being angry or frustrated, my trainer complimented the terrain and how helpful it was on training us. How cool is that?

I’m taking that perspective with me. Even if I would’ve fallen off the mountain today, it would’ve been a good conversation starter with St. Peter. Along with the glacier we saw. Chamonix is a little piece of heaven.

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Author: October Cycling Challenge– Chamonix, France (Day 27/31)🐄💩

We met cows upon our journey through France today. My trainer called every cow he met Daisy. That was easy to remember. We stopped and talked to one Daisy, but not too long as to not unduly interrupt our workout. One Daisy on the downhill return left us a present. How kind of her. 💩

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Author: October Cycling Challenge– Chamonix, France (Day 26/31)🏅

I learned from my trainer today that I could have thighs like a silverback gorilla. I love this; this trainer needs to be my life coach, lovely New Zealander accent and all. The conversation could go something like this:

“Hey, writer! Do you want thighs like a silver back gorilla?”

“Oh boy, do I?!”

“Then hop on your bike, right-oh, and we’ll have you pounding your chest for bananas by New Year’s Eve.”

It could be a beautiful thing. 🦍🍌🥂

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Author: October Cycling Challenge– The Babysitter’s Club (Day 23/31)🍼

Today I did 15 minutes reading a book and 15 watching an old episode of The Babysitters Club. I reread the first six books of this series recently. Which babysitter did you most relate to?

Netflix I’ve heard is rebooting the series. Hopefully it’ll come out on DVD. Re-reading the books, I’ve picked up on just how much divorce, and how it affects children, is discussed. I find the honesty refreshing.

Sorry, no screenshot of my bike timer, I just used my cellphone. See you tomorrow for Day 23–kerkaw!

 

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Author: October Cycling Challenge– YouTube Interabled Couple (Day 22/31)♿

Did thirty minutes at my speed today watching one of my favorite YouTube channels: Squirmy and Grubs. They just made an exciting announcement today that they bought a house! I’ll leave a link to one of their favorite videos of  mine below. Squirmy (or Shane) is also a best selling author.

See you tomorrow for Day 23! We’re approaching the finish line fast.

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