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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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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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Author: October Cycling Challenge– Barcelona, Spain (Day 21/31)🇪🇸🚴‍♀️

Today marks three weeks! Hip, hip–hooray! And today’s spot was Barcelona, specifically along the Les Ferreres Aqueduct trail. We did 3:1 intervals around five times (I lost track). This means three minutes of fast pedaling, one minute rest. I worked up quite a sweat. 💦

With a three minute warm up and a four minute cool down, I got my thirty minutes. I hit the showers like the sweaty champ I am and will be eating veggie fajitas with my mermaid fin blanket like a true little athlete. 😉🧜

Join me tomorrow for Day 22. Ker-kaw! 🚴‍♀️

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Author: October Cycling Challenge– YouTube Craft World (Day 19/31)🎨👩‍🎨

After the unexpected break yesterday, I hopped on the bike, very late at night, and did one hour. What did I do? I watched YouTube, one of my favorite YouTubers in fact: Moriah Elizabeth.

I love her videos and she’s inspired me to do my own thrift store makeovers (one of her smaller series she semi-recently started). She’s human, makes mistakes, pokes fun at everything including herself and produces beautiful artwork. Pretty inspirational.

I’ll link a video I watched part of below next to the ol’ photo of my time, to prove I did what I did.🚴‍♀️ I tend to binge watch her videos and rewatch my favorites.

Stay crafty, Arcians. See you tomorrow for Day 20!

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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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