Do you have post ride ritual? I do and I usually in a position to follow it. My post ride ritual serves as the reward for the effort and yes it does involve taking in calories. I know many fitness experts say to never reward yourself with food or drink but after burning 2,000+ calories (or thereabouts) I believe I have obtained some indulgences!
My post ride ritual in steps:
- Getting off of my bike and opening up the garage
- I stroll the bike into the garage
- Get in the house
- Post Dinner and Reset
I stop right next to my garage door, twist out of the pedals and stop, turn off Endomondo, I then open the garage door.
set it up against the wall and close the garage door, take off my shoes, helmet, gloves, and take off my shoes.
This step involves more personal details which I will skip, but the end result is a weigh in and if I am lighter than my morning weight in I update my weight on LoseIt. If I am heavier than my morning weight I don’t enter it, no I have no qualms about that.
I go down to the basement and grab a beer. I prefer micro-brews, but I have some beer product in the Ref too and will settle for that. As I write this I am working on a Out of Bounds Stout from Avery Brewing. Right now with the cooler temperatures I prefer heavier beers but as we move into hotter weather my tastes move into lighter beers and during the summer I prefer heffeweizens!
Now it is shower time, if needed. Early and late in the season I may skip this step.
If I am riding after work during the week, it is now definitely time for dinner. Bonus points for me if I make a big salad with lots of blue cheese in it! Then the main course I generally try to make something or reheat something I have made.
After dinner I do whatever cleanup needs to be done and I then proceed to work on breakfast and lunch preparations for the next day. If possible I try to work on my websites (such as this site) and perform any other such tasks as necessary.
Tell us what is your post ride ritual?