Frankenstein or Superman
All I wanna do is...
Bicycle bicycle bicycle
Guess What? Today I rode my bike. Again. This time I rode almost 12 miles and I so needed it!
As with running, I'm finding that cycling clears my head. Running bounces the thoughts out. Riding blows them out. Sure, they always find me again but usually by the time they do, the dusty layers that distort my perspective have been filtered out.
My booty wasn't as comfy this time. I only have one pair of padded bike shorts and they were dirty from yesterday's ride. At this rate, I may need to get that cute little riding skort! Yep... along with a new bike, some bike shoes, and fingerless gloves. Heck, I might as well add a sponsor to my list of needs!
No snakes today-- dead or alive. I did see an injured crow. I hate crows but I felt bad for it. It looked like its wing was hurt. I realized there was nothing I could do for it, so I wished it well and rode on.
I passed a lot of people out walking their dogs, saw several people taking what looked like family strolls, and even saw an elderly man watering his grass who reminded me of my Grandpa. That made me smile.
I took on a big hill near the end of my ride. I used to run up this same hill. As with when I first started running, it almost conquered me. I showed it that I can also beat it on a bike. Barely. There was much breathing (OK gasping for air), a lot of effort (and I do mean a LOT), and the need to stand on the pedals in order to
breeze on weave exhaustedly up it.
All in all, it was an excellent workout!