… with my bike. I’ve mentioned before that I haven’t stepped foot on the treadmill since I’ve gotten my bike set up. My knees and mental health are loving the respite and I’m burning more than double the calories I was running (because I really wasn’t running far).
The old me would feel guilty, dirty and ashamed. “How could I cheat on my beloved running? Why would I want to? Running is the greatest thing out there!”
Fast forward to now. “Shut up old me! You are moving your body, burning calories and enjoying it! Running will wait on you and welcome you back with open arms, sore shins and a flare up of your turf toe. Relax, breathe, keep it up!”
Don’t worry running, I’ll be back. But you’ll have to share time with my new friend, cycling!
So you know what…? I’m going to keep riding my bike. And hopefully keep loving it and burning TONS of calories. Now I’m on the search for a good beginner duathlon training plan to put into effect this summer. There are a ton of tri training plans out there that I could probably modify but if anyone out there has the lead on some duathlon training plans send it my way, please!
On a very much related note I really really really NEED to invest in some padded bike shorts. I have a lot of junk in the trunk but my behind is still getting super sore after about 8 miles. Not sure why I keep putting off buying them. Any biking clothing retailers out there want me to review your padded shorts?! E-mail me!
I’m 41/70 for this weeks mileage goal!
I am so anxious for spring to come so I can take this bike on the road! What are you most looking forward to about spring?