Real quick knitting update: I got a cable swatch cast on this weekend to try out the combinations I want for the new Aran. Looks like it might be a little too wide, but we’ll see. I also added a few more inches to the strap for the monk’s bag.
So I did the half century with Thomas on Sunday. We were trucking along pretty well for most of the ride, doing about 16-18 mph. But in the last ten miles we both just cratered. No more fuel inside.
I did not ride on Monday because my butt was so sore from Sunday’s ride. I decided to take it easy to avoid injury. Yesterday I went out at lunch and did 20 miles. I did the first half okay, but after about 11 miles my energy just fell through the floor. I felt like lead. I stopped at a fruit stand and got some lime and pineapple aguas frescas and wandered amongst the vegetable bins like a robot. I got back to work and cleaned up, but I felt horrible. I started to go hoarse for some reason. I felt like I’d suddenly got a cold.
I think the long ride on Sunday ramped up my metabolism enough that I should have reduced the amount of insulin I was taking. Well, I did reduce it, but not enough. There was a definite hypoglycemic component to the way I felt during and after the ride. I need to monitor my blood sugar more closely when I’m riding this much.