Monday, June 14, 2010

Alex's training for the big bike ride

we heard from Alex down in Argentina!

...and she has finally joined a gym.

Biking was not an option in Buenos Aires - too dangerous.

And she's been very busy with her study abroad and her tango.

But she finally realized she needed to prepare her body for this bike ride across America.

So she joined a gym in Buenos Aires.

The handsome Latin trainer was very excited about her upcoming adventure.

How thrilling to bike across all of America - she must be quite the adventurer!

He was very enthusiastic.

But it was time for him to leave so he handed her off to the other trainer....

... who got mad.

"What do you mean you haven't been training!

This is a huge challenge!

You should have been training for a year for this!

I will have nothing to do with you!"

Poor Al.

She was abashed.

But she hung in there and started training.

She called me after a week...a little tremble in her voice...

"Mom, I rode the exercise bike for 30 minutes - and my butt hurt."

Oh, dear.

Luckily Alex is young.

And she is tough.

But she will have some challenges ahead when we start biking across America... one week!

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