I rode my bike for the first time in years!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
One thing I haven't done in years because of my weight was ride a bike. Tonight, my husband and I decided to pull our bikes out and ride up to the grocery store to pick up a few items. The store is pretty close, so I suggested that we go pedalling around the neighborhood some first to get some extra exercise. Hubby, being the voice of wisdom that he is, suggested that we better not, because we haven't biked for so long, we'll probably get sore and tired and then not make it to the store. I'm thinking to myself, you've got to be kidding, what a wimp!
Well, in the end, he was right, and I'm glad we did it his way. After the 15-minute round trip to the store, my butt was killing me and my legs felt like overcooked spaghetti. (I wonder how many calories are in humble pie!) That's not going to stop me from doing this again, though. I can't believe how fun and exhilarating it was. I am so thankful I can comfortably balance my body on a bike now. I never could have done that before I lost weight. I can't wait until we can do a family bike trip.
But I definitely need a new seat first. Ouch!