Saturday, January 23, 2010

Day 15 - Half way there

We made it past two weeks. Yee haw. Nothin to it.

Week one summary:

We decided that the first week was the longest week of our lives. Something strange happened and we cant really put our finger on it. Something about the pace of our life slowed way down. After work we used to rush home and start the life portion of our work-to-life ratio. Now we meet each other on the trail and ride home slowly talking about things and just looking at the scenery. It was like our body needed to adjust to not being able to fly down the freeway and get wherever we needed to go within five minutes.

Kristin is waking up much earlier than she previously did so that might play into the change she was experiencing. She is having to adjust her sleep schedule in order to try for seven or eight hours of sleep a night. I had to adjust to working five day weeks. I previously worked four ten-hour days. But I switched so I could accompany Kristin to work and back every day. Who would ever want to work five days a week? That is all I have to say about that.

Plus, we were both physically tired. Extremely tired. This is more exercise than we've had in a long time. It felt good to be sore, but the physical exhaustion plays a toll.

Week two:

Feeling better. I think we adjusted to the pace of life. Everything seems more peaceful and enjoyable with this pace of life. I think about things a lot more, rather than just running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Now, if I could just get rid of this blog :)

Physically, we have noticed some positive changes like rock hard thighs. I almost busted the thighs out of my jeans when I flexed on accident. We didn't get tired until Friday this week. We are enjoying our Saturday off to hopefully be rejuvenated for the long ride to church in the morning.

I am getting used to working five days a week - not really - I hate it. And Kristin will never adjust to waking up before the sun wakes up.

1 comment:

  1. I just want to thank you two for doing this fascinating blog. I'm a 55 year old woman who bikes recreationally, but I don't think that I could bike everywhere I need to go - not physically strong enough!
    Keep up the good work! Tulsa is proud of folks like you!