Merkin is going to AZ for El Tour de Tucson later this month, and BratzBasher and I have opted to do the stay-at-home version. Merkin will be biking 110 (or is it 111?) miles, while BB and I will be doing 110 minutes on the stationary bikes at the gym. Merkin has been doing some serious training for this — as much as time allows, at any rate. BB and I can do an hour — no problem. We’re working up to the two-hour mark.
I’m actually pretty confident that I can do two hours (a record for me), but I need to find a way to combat the boredom. The gym has televisions, but there’s never anything good. I wonder if Merkin can put a movie on my Zune. So far, I’m just listening to books on audio, but I’m used to doing something while I listen. Something with my hands, that is. I’m not nearly coordinated enough to crochet while biking, and reading while biking gives me motion sickness. Yeah, I know the bike isn’t going anywhere, but I’m still moving. What would you do in my place? Anyone got any ideas? Origami? How many paper cranes do you think I could make in two hours while riding a stationary bike?
I need a shower. And sleep. I’ll blog more later.