We picked up Marley’s remains yesterday

Oh man oh man are my muscles sore. Yesterday I think I over did it a bit with the Peloton Bike. Each time I’ve gotten on the Peloton bike I had tried to out do what I’d done the time before. So yesterday morning in stead of starting with a few 10-15 minutes rides back to back, I started with a 1 hour ride and right after it stopped immediately I did a 15 minute ride.

1 hour pedaling on the Peloton bike is painful to say the least. One thing I really need to mention about the Peloton bike is that the saddle that comes on it is a complete hunk of junk that gets very hot during riding it. My rear still hurts from the ride on the Peloton bike yesterday morning.

After the ride on the Peloton I needed to rest for an hour due to the soreness from the saddle. After an hour rest I jumped onto my road bike (Icarus) and headed out the door for an outside bike ride, within minutes I could feel my body shutting down from working out too much. I took off pedaling at 25-30 mph however within 20 minutes or so I was slowly slowing down. It was if I were riding on flat tires. I was hoping to do a simple 30-40 mile bike ride outside though my legs couldn’t push anymore, I officially had wore my legs out, and my rear severely hurt from the Peloton saddle and of course my Specialized Power Arc is a horrible saddle which made it worse.

My bike ride outside was about 7.5 miles, and with the Peloton bike rides totaled 28.19 miles of riding. So, I didn’t quite reach 40-50 miles for the day yesterday and now I’m at the point that I’m to sore to sit down or even stand up. I’ve only ridden 68.8 miles this week however when I started kicking myself for the low amount of miles I realized that we did take several days off due to losing Marley on Sunday. 🙁

We picked up Marley’s Ashes

Speaking of Marley, yesterday we got the call that her remains were ready. This hit us like a ton of bricks. Annika and I were texting on the phone to help keep each other’s spirits up while we awaited meeting each other to go pick them up. We spoke about how much Marley meant to us and all of the fun times we all had together, this helped a lot.

We decided that on the way to pick up her remains that we’d stop for a soda while in route to sort of relax us. When we arrived it took every bit of us not to break down as we walked into the vet. When we walked in the staff were there wishing us well and immediately we were thanked for our donation as we looked at them in confusion. The medicines of Marley’s that we had donated had went to good use already. Someone who lives on the reservation has an animal with CKD and they got the medicines to help with their animal; this made us feel better knowing that Marley could help someone still to date.

We spoke to the staff at the vet about some ideas that we’re working on in the future for animals with CKD and about incorporating bike riding and a few moments later we were presented two boxes.

We were speechless as they explained what was in the box, this was painful, beautiful, and words cannot express how we felt at that moment and they still cannot.

Today’s Plan

Marley’s remains rest on our cabinet and she will forever be remembered. Now that they are in our possession this coming week would probably be a better time to focus on my miles goal, starting fresh on Monday.

Today I believe it is best to rest my muscles, honestly I don’t think that I will but I am planning a long distance bike ride on Saturday and Monday so I need to have my strength back. I soaked my feet for a few hours in lotion and water yesterday and today I may put the muscle shocker thing on my legs for a bit to help faster recovery. I’m not the kind of person who likes to rest especially if I’m thinking about it.

I may stream a little in between getting some work done and getting things together around the house. My plan when Monday comes is to be riding a minimal of 50 miles per day as I work towards 100 miles per day, wow getting back to how I was before the muscle damage is difficult.

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Time to Make the Donuts

Alright, so let me get this coffee drank and start the day here. Annika has started her morning on the Peloton bike already. I was going to start up on Zwift and RGT Cycling (Road Grand Tours) however there are a bit of syncing issues going on between the two that I’m gonna work on fixing before the new week. I still however may do a little bit of Peloton riding this morning, fingers crossed.

We are working something big to help animals with CKD, details as soon as we have them all. Hugs and thanks for keeping up with us, we will post again tomorrow.

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