1. Yesterday, I did my first real brick. I biked the kids to school and then biked about another mile and a half. Then I dropped the bike off at home and went for a two mile run. Sadly, my bike speed was about the same as my run speed. And my run speed wasn’t much faster than a walk. I’m pretty sure I got passed by a granny with a walker while I was biking. ;o)
2. Today I took my first spin class. (I know, look at me all cross training and such.) Holy crap! I’m not sure I’ve ever worked so hard in my life. It was only a 35 minute beginner class, but there was a HUGE puddle of sweat under my bike when I was done. I’m also not sure I’ll be able to walk tomorrow.
3. Biking the kids to and from school is kind of an exercise in herding cats. Oh my. It doesn’t help that I’m not a confident bike rider. Staying upright on the bike is a challenge. Staying upright while keeping track of two kids and all the cars in our neighborhood is almost impossible. And it’s kind of embarrassing showing up at school on my rusty Huffy with all the mom’s on their beautiful Treks and other higher end bikes. I admit I’m getting a bit of bike envy. ;o)
And no, there is not a tri in my future. That would require putting my face in the water.
12 thoughts on “TTT: the bike edition”
I'm with you on the water. I could do the running or biking but no swimming for me. Just the pictures of so many people in the water at the same time terrifies me!
Try a Tri… really… even a pool one. YOU CAN DO IT… all of the cool kids are. I just registered for Half IM…
Time to go bike shopping! 😀
LOL, doggie paddle will keep your face out of the water!
Years ago, I used to do a ton of spin. Now I'm MUCH lazier. BUt agreed, nothing makes you feel out of shape like an intense spin class!
Are there a lot of bike "commuters" at your kids' school? I think that's so great!
face in water = sucks, i'm with you. 🙂
You totally don't have to put your face in water to do a tri – trust me on this! :)You'll get more confident on the bike as you ride more. I used to be terrified every time I rode and now I'm down to just a little whimper every now and again.
Plenty of duathlons out there, my dear :DSpin class is definitely something that takes a little getting used to. It's been great cross-training so far, & the instructor's music makes all the difference to me.
Funny post. Spinning is fun but I never do it! Well, I did it this summer when I visited Em. I should do it this winter when I can't bike but I probably won't. My, don't I have a positive can do attitude.Keep biking you'll gain confidence!
I am not a swimmer either… how about a duathlon?
My daughter and I did a sprint Tri in August, were she told me how embarrassed she was to be riding her 7-speed Schwinn while everyone else had the cool Trek Tri bikes. I totally understand the Huffy issue. Think of cycling as another opportunity to go clothes shopping!