“Exercise gives you endorphins--endorphins make people happy and happy people just don't shoot their husbands... they just don't.”
That quote made me giggle. Okay then...Finally, today I enjoyed a little endorphin rush...no, I didn't run, but I borrowed my niece's bike and went for a ride. I did 11K and I LOVED it! Thanks so much for lending me your bike O. It was so much more fun than going nowhere on a spin bike at the gym. Not that I didn't enjoy my spin class last year...but this does not compare. I was out on the bike path and the sun had forced itself through the clouds and it was so good! Thanks for the motivation to try biking again ajh :)
Something I learned today. I think I know why many runners enjoy biking to crosstrain. The few times I biked as an adult, I never really enjoyed it. It was tiring and not fun. I used to blame it on the fact that my bikes were old, but my niece's bike is...well, let's just say it probably used to belong to her uncle or her dad. So that wasn't it...The difference is that today, I got out there and realized that my legs and cardio are in great shape from running...I wasn't out of breath before I even reached the end of the street. I totally enjoyed myself, I felt good and I know I was smiling as I was pedaling.
If it was such fun with an old bike, that has a crooked front wheel (not that I'm complaining)...how freaking amazing must it be to ride a newish bike! You've got to know I'll be visiting a certain store tomorrow...
My foot is feeling much better (but not all better) and I hope to be able to start run/walking by next week...and I'm sure you can guess how I plan to compensate for the low running mileage ;)