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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Okay, tomorrow I'm going to start my efforts to bike back and forth to work 2-3 times each week!

I've been waiting for the sun to creep up early enough for safe biking along with temps that are warm enough and the stars are finally aligning properly! :-)

Last weekend's biking was yet another exercise in *P*A*I*N*...afterwards when sitting on a hard chair it felt like I was sitting on an APPLE...yikes! So okay, been too stubborn...went out and bought biking shorts tonight. I am crossing all my digits that this will do the trick and enable me to bike in relative comfort...!

I've been holding off on committing myself to any biking events until I get things squared away on my posterior...!

Had a nice SPARKING effort today even though been up since 5:30 and it's now heading for 11 pm...ugh...(note to self: let's wrap this up in a hurry! the bed calleth!) got an hour of Nordic walking in during the dreary, chilly noon hour and later during the gloriously sunny dinner hour...!

Wish me luck in my first run tomorrow with those goofy shorts!

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    Couldn't resist! There's a song for just about everything LOL!
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    2941 days ago
    I like the idea of a new seat. There are tons out there - just a matter of finding one that works with your particular anatomy, right!?

    Ride On!! emoticon
    2941 days ago
    Good Luck. I just bought a different seat and now I can ride in moderate comfort in my own clothes.

    2942 days ago
  • AMETHYST0809
    We got a padded seat for our stationary bike, and have played with the forward/backwards positions to find the right one, but I have to admit that there is no such thing as perfection with this endeavor! Even with the padded seat, I find that I can hardly ride for the 20 minutes I am currently doing, much less extending the time as I had hoped to do by now. Good luck with the bike shorts Don! emoticon
    2942 days ago
    goofy shorts? Dorky pants! *grin*

    2942 days ago
    Hey, goofy shorts aside, you're a hero. :)
    2942 days ago
    LOL. If it makes you feel any better, I sometimes have the same issue on my longer rides...

    When I got home on Saturday after my 27-miler I dubiously poked at my (split) seat, wondering how it could possibly LOOK padded, and FEEL padded to my finger, but not to my rear!

    At least this seat is wide enough for my female sit bones. The one that came with the bike was not so I gave it back to them.

    Eventually your butt gets used to the abuse and settles down.
    2942 days ago
    woo hoo shorts already.i hope they give you a bit more comfort.
    split saddle? what will they think of next
    2942 days ago
    Good Luck Don!
    What about one of those split seats?

    2942 days ago
  • CARRIE1948
    The shorts aren't that strange when you see the difference they can male
    2942 days ago
    Spring has sprung - Don's in bike shorts - all is well with the world :)
    2942 days ago
    I sure hope the bike shorts help you out. Have you also checked into some of the newer bike seats - there's a ton of different types available now. Good luck - enjoy this fantastic weather! Oh, & thanks for being up so early this morning & commenting on my blog already!! emoticon
    2942 days ago
    Glad to hear you will finally be able to ride your bike to work and I hope the shorts work for you, Don. Nothing like being miserable doing something you love to do. Went Nordic walking yesterday and I always think of you when I do--weird huh? emoticon It's already 60 here this morning at 6:30 emoticon

    2942 days ago
    Get well soon and I am very sure you can do it!!

    Are you joining the team challenge of http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/
    groups_individual.asp?gid=38424 as well?
    2942 days ago
  • JO11YMON
    i hope that the new shorts help you out. another option is the weird looking split saddle i use one on my mtn bike and it makes a big difference
    2942 days ago
    emoticon to you. Don't forget to pack your trousers. A patient would feel awkward talking to a therapist in bike shorts emoticon
    2942 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    best of luck to you........... emoticon
    blessings and hugs............lita
    2942 days ago
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