Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Day 8 - Tues June 8 - Rest Day in Calgary!
It's a weird feeling to wake up and know that we're going to be in the same place tonight. We went out for breakfast with Whitney, and spent the rest of the day doing all of the odds 'n ends that we don't have time to do when we're riding: airing out gear, laundry, tuning up our bikes, and replenishing supplies. We have eaten a truly remarkable amount of food so far on this trip. We knew we'd have to eat lots, and frequently, but we weren't expecting the shear volume. We find we often don't even feel hungry, we just start to feel sluggish and slow and after a snack bounce right back. In 7 days we've consumed: 1 bag of oatmeal, 1 jar of peanut butter, 1/2 jar of honey, 2 kg of trail mix, 1 kg of jelly beans, 7 apples, 7 bananas, 2 grapefruits, 5 bag salads, 12 bagels, a box of pasta, 3 jars of sauce, 2 McD's value meals, 2 Wendy's fries, 3 L of milk, 12 hotdogs and buns, a can of beans, a box of KD, a bag of carrots, a variety of baked goods (2 muffins, 2 croissants, 2 pizza buns, 6 doughnuts), a small block of cheese, 2 yogurts, a container of Gatorade powder, a box of oreos, a package of pepperettes, and some beef jerky. Unreal!!! It feels strange to not be riding, but our bodies (especially our joints) are grateful for the rest.
P.S. Thanks to everyone for the comments - it's great to know we have your support!
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