Day 2, I made it. Barely.
Perhaps I over extended myself. This heat is ridiculous. I can’t drink enough water and I haven’t felt like eating because of the heat. Today was the toughest day I’ve ever spent on a bike. 10 hours out in the heat!
Fortunately there is access to fresh water for free in pretty much every town. I’ve had a fun time playing “where is the water fountain” because there are no signs and it is very discreet. It’s kinda like a scavenger hunt. So I never ran out of water, but I just got to the point where I couldn’t drink anymore.
It’s so bad that I didn’t even get any gelato today. But I did have coffee and I think that had something to do with the shit storm that was today. Tonight I’m drinking water and participating in the 5 course dinner at my hotel. Tomorrow, no coffee, just water and food.
As you can see, I had access to plenty of food today. But I got to the point that I didn’t want water or food and had to force myself.
But the views are incredible.
But I’m reminded why I am doing this. There is no shade or amount of water that can make Aunt Alba’s symptoms go away or make her hard days better (Thank you Kaylyn) so I will press on because there is no other option. I had a tough day so what will I do different tomorrow?
I arranged to have my breakfast ready at 0530 so I can leave right at 0545 and get an early start. I’ll avoid coffee and drink more water earlier. I’ll take longer breaks. I’ve been drinking water all evening and eating a good meal. Going to bed at 1000 to get more sleep and taking a zzzquil to make sure that happens.
Telly’s button says it all. Tomorrow will be different. Ciao! ❤️