Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Clearly I live in the wrong state.
I skipped out of the house this morning and hopped on my bike, only to go approximately 2 feet before realizing how truly "saddle sore" I was from my ride on Sunday -- I probably could have biked through the dead legs to loosen them up (still a bit sore from my last intense ride), but holy cow, the pressure on my, um, nether-regions was so intense I nearly cried.
Yes, I have a gel seat.
Yes, I have padded bike pants.
I bought the bike late in the season last year, so probably only really had the opportunity to use it 3-4 times before storing it away for winter. I remember a bit of soreness, but maybe I had more lag time between rides to recover. At any rate, I biked for maybe -- MAYBE -- 10 minutes this morning, and then turned around and came home. I went for a bit of a walk instead, but it definitely wasn't the same.
I am so disappointed. I was already looking forward to the post-ride coffee, the long hot shower, the post-workout glow, and the exercise-induced "sleep like the dead" that would hit around 10 PM tonight.
Any tips from you bikers out there? Do I just need to give myself a few more days to recover? Advil? Ice? Anything? Bueller?
Off and running,