This is the year, I don't say i will lose weight but actually DO lose weight. My crazy idea to do this is cross-train for a Triathlon even though I barely swim, can't bike and never ran. I started my journey in mid february. Swimming and Running is what i have been working on with a few spinning classes here and there. Now is the time I need to add the biking.
I needed a bike for my mini-Triathlon in June and my Iron Girl Tri in August. I don't ride. I learned to ride almost fifteen years ago. It took me a week and then I never went on another bicycle again. I truly never road by myself. Embarrassing, isn't it? And I am DOING a TRI!!!
I really couldn't afford one. I have been looking online and Craig List for an affordable one. My husband has two mountain bikes but are too big for me. I went to the bike shop (Race PAce) to check out some hybrids and road bikes. Anyway,on Saturday there was a lady outside, planning on trading or donating her bikes for a new one. The newer of the two, according to her, was purchased about 4 or 5 years ago. She said she road it once, parked it in the garage, and never used it again. I offered to buy it but she GAVE it to me. My rationalization for accepting this inexpensive bike was monetary, that and the fact that I can learn to ride and train on it for a while. I figured it's a good bike for a beginner.
It is a Murray Sabre women's mountain bike. I can't find much info on it. Is anyone familiar with this bike? Should i use it or is it a death trap? I will have to spend about $100 to get it tuned up, inner tubes, etc. etc.
- lose 50lbs
-stay consistent in my workouts
-strengthen my recently broken ankle
-cosistent training after healing from a stress fracture in my foot
-completed a 10 miler, 10K and a half marathon
-sorry my year ended in Maym 2 weeks after my half marathon when I crash on my bike shattering my ankle. I had surgery and ortho put in 8 screws and a plate.
| Pounds lost: 17.6