Workin’ on it! Thanks everyone.

Well, I’ve got some much needed down time today and am finally able to check in.

I’ve got some diet issues that I’m addressing (I was enjoying too much beef jerkey and nuts, it seems.) I have been elevating and icing my legs for the last 3 days and they weren’t getting better, so I had to get offroute today. I’ve been taking anti-inflammatory meds and also riding short days. The big mistake that I was making was too much protein and not enough carbs or water.

So, I just had a pasta/soda binge at pizza hut and then stocked up on lots of water and cookies/bars for the night. I’m staying at a hotel and doing the ice/elevation thing and am hoping to be back on tomorrow.

Thank you all for your awesome support and we’re still fighting! I also need to send out a SUPER SPECIAL “get well” to a SUPER SPECIAL CAROL ANN who had a bad bike wreck. I hope you feel better soon and I’ll be thinking of you out there.

Hopefully, my next update will be from a hundred miles down the road tomorrow afternoon – take care everyone and thanks for the good thoughts and lovin!



15 Comments Add yours

  1. Cellarrat says:

    pringles are magical food on the route! Rest up! Hugs and good juju from the sick fixie boy…


  2. Anonymous says:

    Mama Mia! Pasta for everybody! Happy to hear minor changes could make a huge difference! Hope you are feeling better and are back on the trail in no time! eric


  3. Patsy and Carl says:

    Glad to hear that you are taking some time off to get better. As long as you take good care of yourself and maintain a positive attitude, all the rest will come together.


  4. Lucas says:

    Way to go Mary. It’s not always that easy to do the “smart” thing! Keep it up…we are praying for you!


  5. Maria Rose says:

    We are reading and watching and rooting for you. I hope your legs are doing well and that you are still managing to have some fun.


  6. Namrita O'Dea says:

    CARBS AND WATER!!! YES…Glad you figured that out. Take care and good luck!



  7. Namrita O'Dea says:

    CARBS AND WATER!!! YES…Glad you figured that out. Take care and good luck!



  8. ssportsman says:

    glad to hear that you’re working this out mary, and doing it the smart way. taking it easy for a few days should pay off nice dividends as you’re rocking through New Mexico

    way to go


  9. Tim Nelson says:

    My Girlfriend and I are “Blue Dot Junkies” mostly because of you…We’re rooting and praying for you.

    About your legs… Metabolic waste is acidic (lactic etc.) Any thing high in minerals (alkaline) will help with the ph balance.-Biker Myth- Tums has calcium and magnesuim like Sport Legs, just not as good. (Might be avilable at a 7-11 in the middle of nowhere)

    Your legs are retaining water as in order to dilute the acidity… Flushing the waste wih more water is GOOD. Also, high fiber food absorbs waste out of the blood stream thru the Lrg. intestine, making it easier on kidneys… important.


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  11. SSIDYLLWILD says:

    Good Call.
    Way to Rock Mary!


  12. Todd Plesko says:

    At 2:05 pm CDT, it looks like Mary and Chris P are very close to each other. I don’t know if they know, but they appear to be rocking it to Lima.

    Its amazing how many families are locked into the drama of these little dots.


  13. vwmomma says:

    Hey, I would much rather be a blue dot sunkie than a blue light special KMart junkie. LOL Maybe someone will invent a bikers trailmix called blue dot. HA. Good luck to everyone. Marie


  14. Chad says:

    Good call on resting for a few. Keep up the strong, smart pace.


  15. IA says:

    You go girl!! You have more guts and determination than anyone I know and I am filled with thoughts of “Tailwinds and strong legs”. Everyone on campus is wishing you well, you are our star!!



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