In Training for the Tour de Fleece
I'm in training folks. This is serious business.
Throughout my life, I've "dabbled" in various sports. Tennis, hiking, cycling, skiing -- I enjoy them all. But I've never trained for anything like the adventure on which I am about to embark.
I have entered the grueling, month-long Tour de Fleece. And no, I did NOT mean to say Tour de France. That's for light weights (and I mean that literally. Those guys are skinny!). This is something at which Lance, seasoned pro that he is, would shutter.
This is the Tour de Fleece and I am on the Ravelry team Super Fleece. Our lofty goal is to spin (on a spinning wheel, not a bicycle) every day the cyclists are spinning their little legs off in France. They spin, we spin. Simple.
The Tour starts July 2 and runs through July 24th -- same as that silly little French cycling tour. We have days of rest just like they do (July 11th and the 18th). And on their hill climbing days, we have to spin something challenging.
You can understand why I am in training. Nobody wants to be embarrassed at the Tour. I will keep you updated on my daily progress. But right now, I've got to work on my upper-wheel strength, which should help with my endurance.
A couple more reps and I should be in fine shape for the starting gun on July 2nd!