What are you most proud of?



LewisBricktop

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I've been riding for 3 1/2 years now, and i was thinking about the ways in which my life has changed in that time. I'm healthier, I'm happier (when riding), and I think that I have generally become more aware of other interest communities and their causes.

But the thing I'm most proud of... my resting heart rate. It's 38.

Some people like their legs or their bikes, but after having a nurse check my pulse 4 times before she asked me about my normal RHR, I think I've found my pride and joy. I'm sure it's not the lowest, but anything that can make someone turn their head towards me in awe is fantastic.

Anyone else have anything like this? Anything that they take great pride in?
 
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jhuskey

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Modesty limits me on what I can disclose :eek: but as far as RHR, last I checked 44 but that has been a while back.
I suppose that when a young lady, several years my minor, comments to my wife that I look really good in a bathing suit it makes me somewhat proud.
At least this sort of thing doesn't hurt my ego at all.
Yes, cycling and watching what I eat has been very good to me.
 

JTE83

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My best RHR was 44, when I used to work out a lot.

I was proud of my last job at Jacobs, a primary contractor for NASA work. Now I got nothing to brag about being unemployed.
 

AngryPenguin

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Im proud of my first century on the bike.... yesterday. Oh yeah it was my 18th birthday too, well you can tell which I think is more important. What a way to celebrate though :D
 

kdelong

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I am most proud of having an average speed of 342 mph on a ride last year, according to my Flight Deck Cycling Computer:p . What I am not proud of is that the reading occurred after passing an electrical substation:( .
 

Piotr

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I'm just proud of myself for being patient and dilligent in my training over the last 4 years. After some 8 years of on and off training/racing starting when I was 14, I finally tasted success... at 41. :) So far I won 2 races this year, a criterium and a hillclimb. :cool:
 

FreeHueco

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Most proud of? That I didn't give up during my "race" this weekend. I may not have qualified for RAAM, but finishing 519 miles in under 48 hours is nothing to sneeze at. :)

And I also take pride in my resting heart rate. It's 41 if I'm not over-training... And I can get that sitting down at my desk at work.
 

buckybux

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Proud???? I have lots. I am 53. I had a brain tumor in 2001, which wiped out my hearing and balance on the left side. In August, I completed my first triathalon, olympic length (who cares about the time (3.5 hrs), I just did it). Last summer, I was able to ride an average speed of 20 mph over 70 miles in rolling hills, in a group of 3 where I pulled in the front about 50% of the time.

My resting hr is about 60, and everytime I go to the doctor they ask if I work out because my blood pressure is so low, 80/110 (and has been there for 15 years).
 

Geoff Vadar

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I dont really understand what pride is to be honest but I think still being alive is a positive, my football premiership and some of the work I have done. Outside of that its mostly unpride. Lots of unpride.
 

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I'm proud that chicks dig me. I'm proud that my life long mission has been to convince every girl I've dated, one night standed, or even befriended that she was at least energetically bisexual. I'm proud I'm not from Crawford, Texas

And I'm mega proud of the new fetishes and perversions that the demure, girl next door below, and I, could invent and entertain each other with:

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Hummada hummada. I'll bet she knows exactly how to do a proper combat ****, and I'm proud to say I can groove on that image all day long.
 

gemship

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alienator said:
I'm proud that chicks dig me. I'm proud that my life long mission has been to convince every girl I've dated, one night standed, or even befriended that she was at least energetically bisexual. I'm proud I'm not from Crawford, Texas

And I'm mega proud of the new fetishes and perversions that the demure, girl next door below, and I, could invent and entertain each other with:

Sun09.jpg


Hummada hummada. I'll bet she knows exactly how to do a proper combat ****, and I'm proud to say I can groove on that image all day long.

interesting pic not to mention crisp image, she has a nice figure too. My personal taste only allow one or two minor tatoos the size of a half dollar tops and sans hair coloring however beauty is in the eye of the beholder as they say. Even still I can relate. Till the day the **** hits the fan and were all living in a post apocalyptic world, its all good.

almost forgot to add that I am most proud of not much. I take pride every morning in my ability to pinch a good loaf ;)
 

BigUgly

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I'm proud of doing 3 centuries solo this summer in my second year of riding.
 

AMRcycling

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I am 48, often line up with 20 to 35 y.o. and often finish top 6. Ha!

RHR, it was 43 last year. Recovering from accident now, 48-51.

Safe riding!
 

lisandom

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i would have to agree.
 

JSWin

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This is funny. Yeah I had a nurse ask me if I do cardio. It's like yeah, can you tell. I think the average person is what they see the most of. Fitness buffs don't pay too many visits to the doctor. I never really got into all these calculations and such, but it is really interesting.
I think I am most proud of my dedication. Making a commitment to yourself to accomplish things is certainly something to be proud of. People who don't work out are clueless and mock this. It's too bad for them. Dedication to anything that is worthy I think is admirable in anyone.
 

Uawadall

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This is an ancient post.....Let me answer anyways

-Proud of earning my 5 year bachelors of Architecture degree. They're were so many naysayers, but my mom was the main person who consistently encouraged me and told me its when, not if you achieve your goals.

-I was hit by a car a week after a semester of school ended and snapped my upper right arm clean in half. I had issues going to physical therapy and decided to take care of it myself. I used a jump rope 2 times a day and recovered full range of motion after 2 months. I then started doing chin ups and had the arm looking decent after 3. The doctor told me they've never seen someone recover so well from such a bad break.

-In terms of cycling, the fact that I keep improving. The first time I rode 5 months ago I was a mess, I was test riding with my brother and was extremely wobbly(so much so that I slammed into him). Now, i'm a competent rider and not a safety hazard,lol..
 

Susimi

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*Blows away the dust and cobwebs from the reply box*

I'm most proud of my car.

Not to go too much into it, considering my nature it was very doubtful I would pass a driving test in the first place, and the fact that I have my own car is just really amazing to me. You could say that I'm proud of myself for proving myself and others wrong. Either way, whenever I see or drive my car it always brings a smile to my face.
 

Uawadall

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Susimi said:
*Blows away the dust and cobwebs from the reply box*

I'm most proud of my car.

Not to go too much into it, considering my nature it was very doubtful I would pass a driving test in the first place, and the fact that I have my own car is just really amazing to me. You could say that I'm proud of myself for proving myself and others wrong. Either way, whenever I see or drive my car it always brings a smile to my face.
I failed my first 2 road test...I know the feeling,lol...