Wednesday, July 10, 2013

29.... 39.... It's just a number

I'm still energized from my ride last Sunday with RSC and the Rapha Women's 100. Yesterday was my rest day, (Shayne gives me Tuesdays off from any kind of exercise), and I needed it after the metric on Sunday and a hard recovery ride with SpiderOne on Monday. (I meant to ride an easier recovery... but it's hard not to feel a little pressure when you're riding with the Spiders.)

A few photos from Sunday's 100 have been posted on various social media sites, and I showed a few to Chip. He just shrugged and said, "You've done way bigger rides than this before."

True. But this was before my hematocrit took a dive and before last summer's crash! It felt good to have a solid, strong ride on Sunday! I tried to explain this, adding, "I'm not young anymore, Chip. It's hard to bounce back from these things!" He asked how old the other women were, and I suggested early to mid twenties. He wasn't impressed. "So. You're in your thirties. You're not that much older."

I asked him how old he thought I was, and he said, "I know you were, like, 29 last year or the year before.... So you're 30 or 31."

Has he never done the math?? I wanted to ask him if he really thought I had Will when I was 15.... but I didn't even want to go there. You gotta love Chip. ♥ ♥ It's just a number.