I’m happy to report that today I actually road the bike on the, well, road. Normally I’d stick to the sidewalk cause I’m a total scaredy cat, but today I ventured to a neighborhood with minimal traffic where lots of bikers and runners are. It’s normally a place I run but lots of cyclists are out there too.
I rode a whopping 4 miles and felt I shouldn’t over do it because I’m still getting used to the way my “undercarriage” feels after. Owie. And getting used to the bike in general. (Baby steps people, baby steps.) When I got back to my car I decided to throw in a two mile run. Just for shiggles (IE – shits and giggles).
I am not gonna lie to you people, the first mile was weird. My legs felt all wobbly and I’m pretty sure I looked like a newborn giraffe. However, when I got to the one mile mark I noticed I ran an 8:41 mile which isn’t too bad considering I wasn’t trying to go fast and again, felt like Lieutenant Dan with new legs. Mile two went even better and I’m happy I got my ice cream eating butt out there.
While I know this isn’t huge by way of numbers, since some of you tri people out there are smirking at my 6 mile brick, I will say this is a big deal for me. I am going to be proud of myself today because I got out there. In the dark (yay for multiple lights on me and the bike!). On the road. And I’m gonna do it again.
TGIF peeps. Have a great weekend.
Wow, the training wheels are off! You go girl…………….
Great job! Woo hoo!
hahah at "felt like Lieutenant Dan with new legs."
I love that!
Nice job with your brick!
Koodos to you! You have to start somewhere so give yourself a pat on the back! Oh and love shiggles!
Congrats on your brick! You're wearing padded bike shorts, right? That cuts down significantly on the ouch factor.
Love all your nicknames for things. "Shiggles", love it! I've been on the bike a lot lately. Yeah, the butt soreness sucks. Way to go on your brick. Not sure my legs would do that and you were going pretty darn fast too!
Nice Brick workout! Just the first of many, I'm sure…