Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Day 10 of 30 days of biking

Today I felt wiped out and exhausted. Why is it that the thought of doing something, is always more tiring than actually doing it? Before I left for my ride I thought it was going to be a battle today, but in actual fact, it turned out to be a lovely ride. We headed down our main drag, mainly because I'm trying to get a little traffic time in here and there, as I find it builds my confidence.

Our route took us past one of Jack's favorite spots in the whole wide world- the play ground.

We had so much fun today, we ran and ran! I honestly haven't had that much energy in ages, which is odd because, remember, before we left I felt exhausted! 

I know this picture is very out of focus, but I had to include it, look at that halo of blond hair! I'd say he's officially over his fear of slides.  Look too at what my bike has given me, sure I could drive to a park, but it's not the same is it? When you ride somewhere the fun begins when you leave your house, rather than at your destination. I know it all sounds like a cheesy sales pitch, but today I felt like one of those ridiculously happy parents in a children's commercial. Running in the field with my happy little boy and snapping pictures, tossing the bouncy ball around, catching him as he flies down the slide- seriously, and I actually thought I was too tired for a long ride and was just going to "get it over with". 

So here we are a third of the way through the 30 days of biking and I am so happy that I decided to do this. I'm actually a little worried that May will be boring after all this fun, guess I'll just have to keep riding!


  1. Glad today went well. You are right, the fun starts when you hop on the bicycle! On our last post we chatted about tool kits so I wrote a blog dedicated to it: http://bike4heck.blogspot.com/2012/04/for-lindsay-of-you-aint-got-jack-basic.html


    1. That is awesome Matthew! I have read it and will totally follow your advice- THANK YOU!

  2. You won't be able to be without bike after April ;-)

  3. That (slide pic) is an awesome pic,LOL,I have to show it to the Wife when she gets up later (I'm doing the "school bus shuffle" now,LOL!) :)

    I know for Nick,the best part of going to the other side of Steele Creek park (about 8.5 mile ride) for a b-ball session and pic nic snack is the riding to there :D

    The Disabled Cyclist

  4. Thank you so much for all of your posts. I am really enjoying seeing how much fun and confidence you are growing on your bike. This is my second round of #30daysofbiking but I'm still such a beginning. It's good to see you defeating your bad days, too, because then I can say "Hey! This lady is struggling, too! But she gets back up again and keeps going! So should I!"

    Keep it up! :)

    1. Hello Jillithian-

      It really does feel good to know other people are enduring the same struggles and overcoming them. I love the community I have found through cycling. Thank you for reading!



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