Well, I did another four hours of riding this weekend–two hours on a trainer, two hours out on the road. I did NOT enjoy either ride…the hours on a trainer are unbelievably boring, and I just didn’t have much energy for the two-hour ride the next day. On top of that, I was coming down with a cold.
Anyway, towards the end of my two-hour outdoor ride, I got a severe pain in my lower back that almost made me head straight home…but I am a stubborn gal, so I stopped, stretched it out, adjusted my saddle a little bit, and finished out the ride. It was still sore afterwards, though, so I talked to my coach, who has now grounded me until he can see me and check out my bike. I’m actually kind of relieved–all that training was getting pretty tiring, I think we went too fast. And I could use a little free time.
I am working on tutus! I made myself a purple tutu two days ago and am now working on a peacock-feather tutu. It’s going to be quite handsome–three or four layers of peacock “eyes” on purple organza. I’m sewing the feathers on one by one, but using a sewing machine, so it goes marginally faster. (It’s still very slow.)