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  • 28 miles
  • 02:10 time
  • 12.9 pace
  • 1418 calories
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  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 4/5 Effort.
    effort 4/5
blah mental breakdown 28 mi 02:10 12.9mph pace

i cried three times on this. 5 minutes into it, the rain started slashing us..sideways and all. i thought about quitting then, as you all know i get sick so easily, but kept going. it never really got easier, even when the rain stopped. i was so numb, and so slow that the group kept having to wait on me, which really stressed me out. i felt like i was ruining their cycle because of my slowness. none of the other slow cyclists were there, so i was behind by so much. and by the time i caught up to them, they'd take off again, so i never got a rest. i really pitied myself...our coach was really nice but no one else chatted to me...i just felt like a complete loser. i rushed home and spent an hour under the duvet. i sometimes have a really low self-esteem, and today was one of those days.

  • Sam H.
    Sam H.

    I'm sorry you had a bad training day I'm sure they weren't meaning to ignore you... Everyone starts somewhere you were prob just allot more aware of everything.... Your so not a loser Jgal well done on your awesomeness for sticking it out and we all have duvet hiding days me more often than not ;) x

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Jay S.
    Jay S.

    Tough day, no doubt Julie. And that is all it was. You are a a beautiful, world class athlete that had a bad day. Take your time under the duvet. Take your time to feel bad. And then remember swimming the channel. Getting recently married. All the great things in your life. How much WE love you. One ride, maybe then, won't feel so important.

    over 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Leah

    I am so so sorry - I was here on thurs - cried on a ride - got dropped by the group they never waited then I got lost . YOU are all winner - I know this Julie . The fact you didnt give up and finished - pushed through is amazing training !!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Margorie S.
    Margorie S. Feel Better
    Feel Better:

    I'm so sorry! You are a phenomenal athlete. From one fellow sickly person to the next though...I feel your pain. Its frustrating.

    over 2 years ago

  • Dave S.
    Dave S.

    We all have tough days but you still managed to push on. That shows character and desire. Great qualities in my book. You'll be fine if you just get back up on that horse. Nice job!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Ann B.

    Jgal, you will get faster and when it happens you will realize almost all of us have been there and get it. I ad a similar ride last year. The group thought they were all riding easy while all I was pushing my hardest the whole time. It sucks. I am so sorry you are feeling down but cycling is awesome. You will definitely get faster sooner. Keep going back.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Jeffrey H.
    Jeffrey H. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    No doubt a tough situation that many of us have experienced, but in the end your body, mind, & soul will benefit from this experience!

    over 2 years ago

  • Roxy W.
    Roxy W.

    BUT, you got 28 miles on a rainy day and that is a victory! If it were easy, they would call it football.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Lorie S.
    Lorie S.

    I'm sorry you had a bad day, but I think it's awesome that you did not give up under such hard circumstances. You are one tough lady. I'm always so impressed and ispired by you.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Barry M.
    Barry M.

    Those days happen and will make you strong. Well done to tough it out!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Brian A.

    Way to fight, Jgal. Proud of ya for stickin' with it.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Kevin
    Kevin

    I'm sorry you had a rotten experience out on the road today. You rock it out every workout, having a tough workout in funky weather will just make those future awesome workouts that much more fulfilling. You would have kicked all of their butts if you were swimming today!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Ray J. Feel Better
    Feel Better:

    It happens, cheer up Julie! Way to get that miles in!

    over 2 years ago

  • Runfasterdaddy
    Runfasterdaddy

    Years ago I started playing golf (poorly) and a friend told me that if I wanted to get better I should make it a point of playing with people that were better golfers than me. He was right. Self-esteem shouldn't come from surrounding yourself with people who you can beat, but from having the courage to swim with the sharks. If anything, I hold you in even HIGHER esteem for seeing you challenging yourself.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Erin N.
    Erin N.

    I'm sorry you had such a bad morning. Everyone has days like that. You are an AMAZING athlete. I'm always in awe of your abilities. Try not to let this one bad ride keep you down. Kudos to you for even going out in this weather!!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Dinh P.
    Dinh P. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    you WILL ulitmately get STRONGER because of this . overnighting you a care package of Bacon becuz I think you kick Ass

    over 2 years ago

  • Vern M.
    Vern M.

    We all have tough days, Julie, and you have accomplished so many amazing things, and an off day will never diminish that. Today was tough, but you didn't quit, you dug deep hung in there. You are a winner always, and I'm proud to be your friend!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Jenny B.
    Jenny B.

    That sucks! Know that we all have days like this. You are an amazing athlete! Bikes are all made SOOOOOO differently too. Frames, tires, models, world of difference! Keep that in mind. 28 miles in the weather you described is such an accomplishment. Hope your day turns around now that you got it OUT. ;)

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Erkoc D.
    Erkoc D.

    you low self esteem ? these two words don't go well even in a sentence:) you will better if you do something fun like shopping or else.. come on spoil yourself:)

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Andy F.

    I'm sorry it was a rough day. But you soldiered through it and did it! And you're all the more tougher for it now, and you'll be faster with more confidence because of it. Great job!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Les G.
    Les G.

    How does a World Record holder in anything have low self esteem and doubt about their abilities as an athlete. You finished the workout. And because of that, you will be stronger in that event next time. When you start kicking those other riders butts, and YOU WILL, don't treat them the same way. Show them kindness and encouragement, cause that's who you are. Now shake it off and have a great weekend.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Steve M.

    oh my goodness! but look at you, you didn't quit! you did it! awesome!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Natasha H.
    Natasha H.

    Well done for sticking it out, sounds like a miserable ride on all counts. Sometimes an hour under the duvet is the perfect recovery though, hope you're feeling a bit cheerier now and spoiling yourself this evening.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Monika C.
    Monika C. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    sorry to hear you had a rough time. :( Kudos for sticking it out though!!

    over 2 years ago

  • Ted
    Ted

    Success for finishing it out! Just take the others for a little swim round an island ;).

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Katie C.
    Katie C.

    Awwwwww so sorry to hear that. That does NOT sound fun at all. But I'll echo the others and say that it's pretty impressive that you hung in there, considering. That takes strength. Good work. Now eat some chocolate and relax. :)

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Fergal T.
    Fergal T.

    Ya wouldn't put a dog out in some of that weather today. Keep on trying!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Dan C.
    Dan C.

    Take them out swimming and turn the tables on them Julie.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Suzanne D.
    Suzanne D.

    Self esteem is transient! Anytime you are thinking something negative about yourself, thing of two positive things! Works a treat :-) I run alone cos I am slower than anyone I know! But it's probably more a cop out. Good on you for taking the challenge!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Petite

    Sorry you had a tough time. But you persevered and got it done and that means a lot.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Ryan B.
    Ryan B.

    What you may not have had in speed, you had in persistence, which is also a great training benefit. Way to stay in the game!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Candace A.
    Candace A.

    awww honey! i just read this today. i hate this for you! i hope that you are feeling better since the cycling and that you can see days like this make you a stronger athlete. i would totally have felt the same way and it's OK. you are amazing for digging so deep to get this done - training w/ people who are an echelon above you makes you SO MUCH better and they are snobs for not upping your spirits. i would have talked to you :)

    over 2 years ago Like1 person