I LOVE the later daylight hours, but here in San Diego where I live, if it's still 100* at 9 pm, it's still too hot to ride. I am the kind of person who doesn't do well in the heat, ever since I was in the military and had heat exhaustion, I just can't handle it. However, it has been getting worse and worse over the last few years to where, even for normal everyday activities, I would have to wet my head to try and stay cool or risk overheating, even when everyone else around me was fine. It was quite beyond annoying, it was horrible.
I found out about some health issues that I had, that I didn't really know about. Long story short I developed ulcers from taking too much Advil, (from my neck and headaches, that I have been remedying with Chiropractic), that caused me to develop a B vitamin deficiency. I had quite a few symptoms from that, including chapped lips, lethargy, and intolerance to heat! Once I figured it out, and got it corrected, my heat tolerance (and sweating ability) improved dramatically! Which is awesome! I also don't get nearly as hypoglycemic as I used to and don't need to eat nearly as much, in fact since I've been diagnosed, I've lost 10 pounds! I can't wait to do some endurance rides now that I've got things more squared away.
The Bill Thornburg Endurance ride is just over 5 weeks away, and I have been planning on this being our first 50 miler! However, I am getting nervous, as we didn't ride much in July and August because of the heat! I have heard this is a nice, easy, flat, good first 50, but hot. I think with there still being 5 weeks left, we can both get some really good training rides in and get our fitness back up. I've been seeing a trainer twice a week, and I think as long as I get out there and REALLY ride we can be ready!
I miss my friend Maggie as she ended up moving back home to the East Coast, but she is so amazing she is going to fly out for it to be here with me!!! YAY!!!! So excited!