The one with the flat tire

Oh! Look at me! I'm soooo cute! I got new under armour gear! Wheeeee!

Today, my trainer told me to do 30-40 minutes of easy cardio: walk, eliptical, biking. I got to choose. Of course, I chose biking!

I put on my brand new workout gear – soooooo cute! Even the band of the bottoms match the color of the top!

Cool gloves? Check

Cool sunglasses? Check

Red helmet? Checkity check

I head out to the garage, lube up my chain (get yer mind out of the gutter) and head out for a 6-8 mile easy ride.

As I’m nearing the 1 mile mark, I get frustrated. Why is it sooooo hard to pedal? I have it on an easy gear, the road is relatively flat. What the heck?

I attempt to cross the busy intersection of 76th and Lincoln and wonder if I’ve completely lost any semblance of fitness.

Then I look.

My back tire was flat as a pancake.

Sad panda.

So then I got to walk my bike back home.

At least I looked fucking cute doing that, even if I did look absolutely ridiculous walking my bike for a mile.

Just another day at the gym… oh wait, crap!

No, this post isn’t a continuation of my last one… Ever have one of those days where things didn’t really go the way you had planned? Well, today after work I got home, changed and headed off to the gym. Once I got there, I sat down on a bench to change shoes. These are the shoes I found in my bag:

Yep, I did manage to grab a right and a left shoe… but just not a matching pair. There’s no way in hell I was going to wear the right one to work out. Those shoes are old and rarely worn. I also forgot to wrap my knee (affectionately known as righty). So I packed my stuff back up, put my coat on and headed home. I got the correct right shoe, wrapped up righty and went back to the gym.

All day I looked forward to working out, but I guess this shoe thing should have been an omen that it wasn’t going to happen today. I biked for about 20 min (4.28 miles), and then decided I would try my day #2 of Couch to 5k training. I made it 8 minutes and righty just wouldn’t behave, so I got off the treadmill. I didn’t want to leave the gym after less than a half hour, so I went to the weight machines and did a few sets of reps to strengthen the muscles around my knee. I got super bored and gave up. At least I still worked out though, right?