My days have been extra busy lately due to a new interest...biking!
I don’t exercise. Like, ever. Unless racing kids across the playground or playing tag with them count? So yea, I don’t exercise.
In the dead of winter, I had a bright idea- why not take up biking once the weather got warmer? There are lots of metro parks around here and I own a bike. So, once March rolled around and we had some warm days, I bought a bike rack and decided to try it out.
And you know what? I’m really enjoying it! At first I wasn’t going very far, but then last Thursday I pushed myself and ended up going about 7 1/2 miles! That may not sound like a lot but for me- a person who doesn’t go to the gym, doesn’t run, doesn’t lift weights, well I was proud of myself!
Today I did about 8.2 and could definitely feel it- especially at the end. Yikes, my legs were just like “we’re done!” but I finished! I made a new workout Itunes playlist that runs an hour and today I used 45 minutes of it. I have no idea if that’s good or bad but I figure the biking I’m doing is more than I did this time last year. Haha.
And today? Oh, I had fun. It rained almost all day so there were lots of puddles and one really huge one. So, I did what a country girl would do and went through it. Twice. What can I say?
Sometimes I go biking early in the morning, leaving my apartment around 7:30- this gives me time to bike, shower, etc. before work. I like going at this time because there are hardly any people on the trail- but lately, it’s still so cold!
The other time I go is after work, getting to the park sometime between 6 and 6:30- now it’s warmer at this time, but it can be hard to find a parking spot at the park! Sigh, I guess you can’t win!
What’s your exercise schedule? What do you do?