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Sunday, April 28, 2013

My daughter is usually a really good exercise buddy, but I realized today that she has been my downfall when it comes to biking this year.

She is not the dedicated biker that I am. She is much more of a runner. But I've gotten really used to having her along as a pal at the gym. So when I would suggest biking, she would protest that it was too cold or too windy or going to rain. And I would let her talk me out of it.

This is a bad thing. She became like that little demon on my shoulder in the old cartoons, tempting me away from doing the right thing.

Yesterday was beautiful weather, but I had limited time and chose to work on the disaster that is my yard, figuring I'd bike today. Today it was colder again, and raining.

And I reminded myself that rain is not going to melt me. I got on the bike and put in 15 cold, wet miles. When I got home, I told my daughter that I can't be letting her talk me out of biking anymore. She completely agreed that she was being my shoulder demon, but that SHE still wasn't going to have anything to do with biking in the cold and rain.

That's okay. I've put in many miles solo in the past, and I can do so this year, too.
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SAPNA2008 5/1/2013 1:41AM

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MANILUS 5/1/2013 12:37AM

    Great work, keep it going!!

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JACKIE542 4/29/2013 10:48PM

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LAWANDMUSIC 4/29/2013 8:51PM

    WOW. I need to get my bike out! Thanks for the reminder!

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HILLSLUG98239 4/29/2013 5:52PM

    Good on ya!

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 4/29/2013 10:17AM

    Exercise buddies can be good things or not-so-good things. It's great when you're on the same page and you can encourage each other to stick with it. But it's really easy to bail when the other one does. Good luck on your solo miles. I have walked solo most of the time and consider others wanting to walk with me a real treat rather than a regular, dependable occurrence!

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FISHER011 4/29/2013 2:59AM

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/28/2013 8:52PM

    It's great you figured that out. I am impressed with your rain ride.

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TATTER3 4/28/2013 8:11PM

    Keep Sparkin'!!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/28/2013 4:26PM

    Biking is such a great form of fitness. At least as good, if not better than, running! I had my own little demon on my shoulder this winter too. My legs have gotten so heavy! It's unbelievable!
Lets get our rears and our bikes in gear GirlFriend!

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