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Saturday, September 22, 2012

I love to bicycle, even if I have nowhere in particular to go. I haven't had a bike in 6 years, so last night my husband and I bought bicycles. He wants to get back in shape and put on a few pounds in the process. I want to slim down and lose a LOT of pounds. Either way, it will be good for both of us.
I went on my first bike ride today. I went 1.35 miles at roughly 8 mph (10 minutes) around my neighborhood. I was winded when I finished. Pathetic.
I used to ride my bike miles and miles everyday. I lived in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario and I would ride my bike to school and work and around other places. I rode miles and miles in a day at least 4 days a week. I was in the best shape I have ever been in.
I know I will get there again, but it is so frustrating that I can't still ride like that!
On a brighter note, I get to add a sticker to my workout chart today for having worked out for 10 minutes. Hooray for reaching my goal! That's three stickers closer to a new pair of running shoes...


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHRISTARAE1 9/28/2012 2:57PM

    I know exactly how you feel. I ran a 5k on Thanksgiving last year, and could barely make a lap around the track 2 days ago! It's frustrating but we will get there!! Congratulations on your new bike, its beautiful! And the best of luck to you on your journey!

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CHRISTARAE1 9/28/2012 2:52PM

    (sorry, I double posted somehow!)

Comment edited on: 9/28/2012 3:01:33 PM

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SWANMAMA89 9/23/2012 1:24PM

    Thank you both! I absolutely love riding my bike and I am looking forward to many hours and many miles. I have a small problem, though. I have my 2 year old son with me when my husband is at work. Do either one of you know what kind of carrier/trailer/seat is best? I need a way to take him with me.

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LABRATIAM 9/23/2012 11:41AM


It's it great to get out that bike and ride? I love it too!

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BUSYGRANNY5 9/23/2012 8:30AM

    Congratulations on your new bike! I LOVE riding my bike, too!!! I hope you and your husband get many hours of enjoyment and exercise on your bikes!

Have a wonderful day!

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