Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Not too long ago (we’re talking a few years) I was quite the avid cyclist. For whatever reason that childhood love of hopping on a bike and whizzing down the road never dissipated and I’d still get giddy going down hills. In 2013 I invested in the bike you see above (affectionately referred to as Antoine Winfield, Antoine for short.) This is the bike that took me through not one but two triathlons, a metric century with my father, and helped to raise about $600 in the fight against cancer. It’s been over bridges, up and down mountains, and even strapped to the roof of a car. Truth be told this bike had a pretty good life – until it had to sit in my basement for the past two years collecting dust (same can be said for it’s owner I guess?).

Today though I had a thought, why haven’t I been using my bike trainer? For those that don’t know a bike trainer essentially turns any bike into a stationary bike that you can use indoors. They’re not the most fun things unless you’ve always dreamed of being a hamster on a wheel, but they get your legs moving, which might be exactly what I need.The goal is any form of movement, not necessarily exercise.

The plan for tonight is a 15 minute peddle followed by my second Yoga with Adriene video. I figure this is just enough to see if I’m totally going to burn myself out or not. Worst comes to worst, it’s a long weekend so I have two days to stay in bed if need be.

Wish me luck!

I also wanted to share a blog post (written by Truth Be Told) I found yesterday about Lyme disease and how misunderstood it currently is. I thought it was a really interesting read and very well written! Go check it out (link below) if you have a few minutes to learn just how devastating stupid ticks can really be!

Truth be told: AIDS 2.0

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2 Comments

  1. Jennifer
    December 30, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    I used to be a cyclist too! I love your Specialized bike. They are high quality. I hope you have fun spinning and practicing yoga:)!

    • admin
      January 3, 2018 / 11:25 pm

      No way! It was definitely challenging, nice to be back though.