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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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Author: October Cycling Challenge–Norway (Day 8/31)🇳🇴

I yelled at my trainer today. I apologise, Ashleigh, the Canadian iFit trainer who cycles in Norway. I did not want to do another interval, “dig deep”, or heed your favorite phrase: “Push, push, push! Just twenty more seconds!”

I felt like I was delivering a baby and cycling at the same time. This was Day 8. 🚴‍♀️👶

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Author: October Cycling Challenge–Washington (Day 7/31)

I had a brilliant idea today. I said to myself, “Self, let’s see if we can bike for almost an hour straight.” So I tried and I did. I did these things called tabatas. I looked it up. It’s an ancient word, from the dawn of the very first language known to anthropologists. It means “Make your last will and testament now.”* Charming.

Day 7 was fun and intense; I actually really enjoyed it. The State of Washington: beautiful. Just ignore the sparkly vampires with boundary issues who are in need of therapy and you’re golden.

Here’s some pictures. See you tomorrow for Day 8!

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*I’m making this up. See here for more info. My trainer did 20 seconds high pedaling, 10 second rests, 10 times. I did two sets of these. Then I think the sets decreased the next two times.

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Author: October Cycling Challenge–Switzerland 🇨🇭 (Day 5/31)

Oh, Geneva, Switzerland. You are beautiful. I was following my iFit trainer around, listening to him talk about the history of Geneva, the science being tested underground for particle physics, and the explosives built into the bridges we were passing under semi-regularly.  Apparently each bridge had some explosions purposely built inside. War breaks out? Down go the bridges and your enemy’s logistics are severely impeded, or so seemed the idea to me.💣

Oh, iFit. You do love to remind me of my mortality. Onto Day 5–a whole hand!

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