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!