I really do. For more than just the one reason I’m about to talk about. Just ask some of my closest friends…
But really, the main reason I need one is for this thing:Please ignore the mess. And contrary to what you may think, I do have an apartment that I spend time in. I don’t live in my car… yet. But yeah, see that bike? That’s something I dug up while at home over the weekend.
It all started when I was talking to my friend Mon about trails to run/walk in the area. She started naming off a crazy amount because she had biked them all last year. And we started talking about biking. And my friend Cathryn keeps talking about ladies she goes to the gym with and how they do bike rides up and down the lake shore. “I wanna do that!” I said. And I see some of the gorgeous rides Caitlin’s been going on. So yeah. Let’s do this…
So I started looking at bikes online. Not happy with how much a decent bike costs, I decided to look at cheaper ones. And then my mom mentioned the bike that I still had at home and that I should just bring it up after Easter. I was skeptical, but then I looked at it and decided it will be just fine! It’s not like I’m a pro, nor will I ever aspire to be. I just need a little somethin’ somethin’ to get me from point A to B.
Any good tips for when looking for helmets and such? And maybe even elbow pads? Knowing how I am, maybe I should just pass up the elbow and knee pads altogether and just go for a big roll of bubble wrap for the entire body. I wonder if that will hinder my riding?
I can’t wait to break it out soon. I feel like it may be yet another thing for me to cross train with when I start to pick up the running again. After spending almost 11 weeks as a nonrunner over the last 4 months, I’m trying anything and everything to get my strength and endurance back up when I’m pain-free without overdoing the running. Blah!
That’s another reason I’ve been so tolerant of yoga- did it again last night. I like how I’m much stronger with the poses compared to when I first started. It’s a good feeling. And I can see and feel some of the strength I’ve built up in my legs (and I may even dare to say- my boo-tay!).
I’m planning a short run for either Wednesday or Thursday- weather permitting. We’ve been having some serious stormy weather. Great for sleeping. Not so much for the outdoor activities. So I’m hoping one of those days I mentioned will be decent enough to get a run in. I’ve sworn off the treadmill. I curse you and spit in your general direction, you stupid machine! Not that it’s the sole reason to blame for my leg issues. But I consider it a contributor that I actually have control over.
Speaking of the rain, since I don’t have anything like an outdoor run planned today, I’m kind of ok with it today. Seriously… is that weird? Save that sunshine for the weekend… I’ll take the rain today. It fits my feelings towards Tuesdays anyways… ha.
Anyhoo, in usual Tuesday fashion over here at SCR (Did I just make a blog acronym? I think so… holla’), we’re looking for ways to combat the Tuesday day of suck. After last week’s movie outting, Mon and I decided to start taking on Tuesdays with a proactive approach. Tonight is pizza night. I keep seeing the pizza dough at TJ’s calling my name. So I caved and got some. Enter bottle of wine and you’ve got a good night planned!