Filed under: cycling, fitness, life, running | Tags: cycling, fitness, padded shorts, running, spectacular views, spin class
No really. It is.
Today I finally got my bike out and went for a ride. This may not sound like a big deal to many people, but it has been 6 years since I’ve used my bike! I know this because, my eldest is 5 1/2 now and the last time I was out on my bike, I was six months pregnant!
I can come up with plenty of excuses, but they are all pretty lame. I’ve had two kids and a full-time job. Life took over. My biking partner no longer gets out either (my husband!). The truth is, running was just easier. I didn’t mind the rain and there was limited gear involved. But now that I’ve lost my running mojo (I’ve run once since that post and actually enjoyed it) I need to find another form of cardio and what better than to do something I used to love!
So with a little coaxing (ok, maybe a lot) from my husband, I finally got my butt into some padded shorts, strapped my helmet on and hit the road.
And “they” are right! It just comes back. Once you know how, you don’t forget!
I even enjoyed myself despite the fact that my bike is in desperate need of a tune-up and I couldn’t use my largest gear. 45 minutes of relatively flat terrain, pavement to the beach and then gravel along the shore – no rain, no pain. Truly spectacular views of the ocean and the mountains. I’m reminded just how lucky I am to live in a great city with access to the great outdoors – I should get out there.
Now for the new fitness routine . . . ballet and biking? Sounds like a good fit. If I can’t hack the rain, there’s always a spin class!
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