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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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