|Summiting the Grand Colombier! So Happy!|
We had another great day riding together as a team, riding hard, staying focused, and getting it done. I'm so proud of all of my teammates today because not only did we really tackle a huge day, but we did it on barely any food!
For anyone who knows me, you know I'm a junk food addict! I can plow my way through a bag of Pirate's Booty like it's nobody's business. I also love me some potato chips and candy bars. But today, my iron stomach had enough. Enough with the Twix bars, enough with the crappy expired cereal bars, enough with the rotting fruit that's been sitting in the car for 4 days... My stomach said F-this, try again!
Unfortunately, of all days, the sandwich that I built at breakfast out of our breakfast buffet got dropped and trampled before we even got on the bikes. It was like watching it in slow motion... noooooooooooooo... I think that would have made it a better day. Food is everything out here and we are struggling.
|Beer Hand-Up anyone?|
During the climb, Kym was a badass and took a beer hand-up, and when she got to the top, all I could think about was how good that beer looked because it was something so drastically different than what we eat on the bike day in and day out. Plus I love beer, so it looked good anyways...
We had a girls meeting tonight and decided that it doesn't matter anymore about anything, we need to feed ourselves better. So bakeries it is! Woohooo, my favorite thing in France. The though of a quiche is making me drool right now! If it adds some extra time to our day, so be it, we need to take care of calories and my diet today of 2 mushy bananas and 5 candy bars just isn't cutting it.
|Heidi and Kym sprint finish on the Grand Colombier!|
The battles continue. And the surrounding negativity still exists our here. But with everyone's kind messages through this blog, through email, and over twitter and Facebook, we're forming a shield that keeps up protected. Wow, I'm really losing it here. Totally cracked from today and I'm taking about kindness force-shields... time for sleep!