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Its Just like riding a bike?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ok, so I am doing a triathlon with Amy. (AMYJEANHEALTHY)
So tonight I was going to skip working out because the trainer skipped out on me and I was going to take the time to work on the boat. Well, I changed my mind. I took Amy up on going for a bike ride.
I got on the bike. This is the first time that I have been on a bike that is not stationary in 20 years. Yes, I am doing a triathlon and I have not been on a bike in 20 years. So I asked Dana to adjust the bike for me. The seat was too low. I got on my bike and started riding it around our driveway. Hmmm. Not good. WOBBLY. HOLY COW, HOW THE HECK AM I GOING TO DO A TRI WHEN I AM SO SHAKEY? I thought everything was like riding a bike, you never forgot how to do it?? I know Dana was thinking it. But my hubby watched me go to Aims house. I picked her up and decided to do the rail trail from Pepperell to Ayer.
We got on our bikes and off we went. A couple of miles into it I felt a lot more confident. I still do not get the whole shifting thing. I kept it in the first 3 gears the whole time, but Dana can help me with that. We went to the whole way to Ayer and it started to bother me there. And the whole way back. I did it. Aims and I did 16 miles on the first time that we went out on our bikes.
I know I can do this. I am so excited. Aims and I will kick butt with this next challenge!
I feel like an athlete tonight!
On the way home we contemplated stopping for the icecream that was right on the rail trail. But I am so looking forward to hitting Onederland that I skipped the whole icecream and opted for an iced tea with splenda.
:) Jeanne
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    You ARE an athlete! ANd also very self-disciplined. Choosing to forgo ice cream - what a champ!
    4344 days ago
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