Take it on the road!
Hard to believe that it is Labor Day weekend! Where did the time go?
This morning instead of going to the gym and doing my usual stair climb, or my imaginary walk on the treadmill to nowhere, I decided to grab my new bicycle and take it on the road.
Now mind you I already had a bicycle. It is state of the art and totally awesome! I bought it when I had my temporary bout with insanity and thought a great way to spend the weekend was to mountain biking up sharp terrain. Each trip was a near death experience. I also must mention that I have a total fear of heights. Understandably, I have since given up that hobby. I was however, left with a bicycle that I could not operate.
My new bicycle is also totally awesome. It has two wheels, a seat, and not that many speeds. All I need to do is get on it and ride. It is a fabulous, and freeing, feeling.
I am almost tempted to dust off my roller blades and give them a whirl. Now that my son lives in Philadelphia the coast is clear. He has still not forgiven me for rolling past his high school bus. He would always hide his head and duck, as his friends would ask “Isn’t that your mother”?!!
There is no better feeling than starting the day with a bike ride, or hike on my local trail. I have all winter to take it inside and catch up on my reading and re-runs of my favorite TV shows. Before you know it, it will be cold and dark early in the morning, so take advantage while you can.
Whatever exercise method you choose, biking, running, rollerblading or walking; take a deep breath and exhale. It is probably going to be the highlight of your day.