My first ride of the day was more of a guilt trip than anything, I didn't go far and when I left Jack was screaming bloody murder. The only reason I'm able to leave at such times is by constantly reminding myself that it is actually good for him and is a necessary part of growing up. Still, his watery blue eyes made mine well up too but I enjoyed the ride after the initial departure and was soon kept busy dealing with the tremendous wind gusts.
In the afternoon we decided it was time to stock the cupboards again and so we headed out with both bikes and the trailer. We got sidetracked by the thought of a little playground time and went to our usual play structure so Jack could blow off some steam. I cycled all over the place on the grass, being sure to keep in a very low gear. My knees were very sore but it felt like a good soreness, not like the painful, squishy sounding knees I'd had last week. I felt really accomplished with the grass riding, it felt like I'd conquered something and learned a valuable lesson in how hard to push myself.
We bought quite a lot of heavy stuff, but I balanced my bike really well though so it handled awesomely. Kyle took Jack in the trailer along with a few bags of potatoes and a bag of bananas which Jack was more than happy to take advantage of! Whilst I was loading my bike a lady stopped to compliment it and I was able to tell her about my journey so far and details on the Yuba. When you first look at the Mundo I think it can be a little intimidating, especially if like me, you have not ridden a bike for many years. I offered her a test ride sometime, she had a little on with her too. I think if someone had let me take their bike for a ride with my child it would have really helped me, so I hope she takes me up on the offer.
The grocery haul was full of healthy stuff (and some treats of course) including the ingredients for smoothies, which I'm going to be enjoying every morning. I decided if I was going to use my bike everyday this month then I was also going to utilize my other favorite belonging- my Vitamix Blender! Smoothies are amazing things- I can blend ingredients like kale, lettuce, parsley, apple and/or carrots with a banana and Jack will devour it!
I cycled just about 5 miles total, which seemed enough to leave me exhausted but not so much as to leave me void of the ability to get other jobs done around the house when we got home. I'm really happy that the first day of 30 is passed, and that I got out not once, but twice!