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I don't FEEL like a competitor, but...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

My husband would never admit it, but he IS a competitor. He started this recumbent bike madness (& I'm glad that he did...) sometimes we ride together but not always. After he or we get home, he always "announces" how many miles he rode, his top speed, his average speed & his time. I found myself trying to push myself "just a little further" than him (never worrying about the other numbers). But lo & behold...it HAS become a competition. I usually ride 5-6 miles but recently pushed to complete, 7 then 9 then 10 & just when I thought that I had outdone him by riding 12.3 miles, I found out that he actually rode 12.SEVEN...darn I said. This morning I found myself waking up in bed & PRAYING that it would rain & that he wouldn't ride, as I KNEW that he would probably ride 14 miles & I'd have to do 15 to feel like I won. Fortunately, because the weather was great, he decided NOT to ride but instead work outside in the backyard. I was SO relieved...HowEVER, I pushed mySELF & rode 13.2 miles...I beat my OWN record & it felt good. As WONderful as it is to have the great support of SP friends, I was happy that I convinced myself that I CAN do it...I CAN let this wonderful SP program/lifestyle work for me. I feel like I am rambling again, but blogging helps me stay focused & motivated...so I thank you for listening...Take care & have a great day...

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