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Sunday, February 6, 2011

I'm truly feeling the wind in my hair now

Back in October I posted a blog about bike riding.  It has been a rough experience to say the least.  There were many times that I fell off, ran into mailboxes, and even a parked car or two. There have been times people honked their horns or laughed while driving past me. I've gotten back on the bike despite all the obstacles.


I started riding on Hubby's bike and soon discovered that I needed one of my own.  One that I was comfortable on.  It would also promote family bike rides together since every member of the family would have a bike at that point.  I searched high and low for a new bike.  Do you remember this one? 


For Christmas I received a brand new bicycle from Hubby and my in-laws.  It has the big seat for us apple bottom ladies (which I love).   I still haven't gotten used to the pain my naughty bits go through, but it's getting better. 


Today I went for my very first 3 mile bike ride and I felt fabulous!  Sure, I was panting at the hills and had some major boob sweat going on, but for the most part I felt carefree with the wind in my face.  More importantly, I'm proud that I have kept a promise to myself.  In October I said that I wouldn't give up on bike riding and I'm still here pedaling along.  I can last more than 15 minutes now and the burning sensation in my legs are more of a welcome feeling. 

Call that talent!  Riding a bike AND taking a self portrait.  I know!  I know!  Save the applause.

And for some reason the scenery always looks better when you aren't looking at it through a car window.  I never realized how beautiful some of our neighborhood really is.  (Bringing my camera was a great excuse to stop and rest every once in awhile!)


19 comments:

Polar's Mom said...

Wait wait wait-where do you live that is that green with no snow right now??? I am so jealous-your ride sounds glorious! Good for you for keeping up with it-boob sweat and all! For me my ass always goes numb when I ride a bike-maybe I need a cushier seat in spite of my cushy butt... Can't wait to hear your next milestone.

Polar's Mom
www.polarspage.blogspot.com

The Fat Mom said...

I'm in Texas. Funny thing is that everything closed down on Friday due to a possible snow storm (we are talking 1-2 inches). Temp was in the 20's and never snowed a lick.

Today it's in the 60's and gorgeous! Go figure.

Shabby Chic Mom- Susie said...

You rock for not giving up on the bike. I love bike rides. 80 and beautiful here in CA. Went for a 3 mile walk with dogs, hubby and baby

~ Darla ~ said...

I cannot wait to get a bike this Spring. I really love your cute little pink bike and you look so cute on it! Major applause for you, boob sweat and all. I feel your joy!

Baby Weight and Beyond said...

You matched your bike! You are so cute!

Shannie (akaSolidice242) said...

It's so cool that you stuck with it! I think I am going to get a bike some time this year. I always go for a ride on vacations on a good day it can actually be relaxing.. Keep up the good work!

Farrah said...

I want to move to Texas!!

I'm sure many Americans have a stereotyped view of Canada, but I'm afraid they'd be correct about where I live!

Lots of snow....all winter. Sub-zero temperatures. Last week was -40. Yup...celsius and farenheit! :) Fun times. :S

fatgirlwearingthin said...

So glad that you enjoyed your bike ride - thank you for taking us along with you :) Everytime I see you on that mini-bike I get such a kick out of it!

NAN said...

Cool! I have a bike in the garage with 2 flat tires that probably hasn't been sat on for 10 years. I have been thinking about getting one of those adult tricycles- my neighbor has one and she is much younger than I am.

This Old Woman Says What? said...

I said it before, and I'll say it again...
You're awesome and you really ROCK!

arielcircleofnine said...

rock on lady, lovin the self-portrait!

Ellie said...

I love your bike. It is so cute, and I love that you dressed to match it!

A lot of people can't even ride a bike so if anything you can take pride in the fact that you have enough balance to do that!

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Very cool!! Bike riding is SO much fun. I can't wait till it gets warmer and I can start doing it more. Good for you girl!! You rock. :) Love all the pics too.

~Margene

FatAngryBlog said...

Awesome re: the bike riding - I always loved riding a bike but mine is in the garage and won't pedal (not that I could in all the damn snow we have anyway) but I'm hoping to find someone who can fix it without it costing too much once spring gets here.

The Ninja said...

My Bike is frozen to my porch right now, but in two weeks when it's 96 degrees in missouri, you can bet I'll be out there.

jolybla said...

You look good on Blue Lightning(it has a nice ring don'tcha think?:)

HS @ Our Debt Blog said...

You are just precious! I read your whole blog! I'm so proud of you!! Where do you live? North Houston? I noticed you were looking for jobs, what's your experience? do you have a BS?

Let me know

HS

Susannah said...

Congratulations!! You should be very proud of yourself for sticking with it. May I make a small suggestion......please wear a helmet. I am sure you will really rack up the miles this year :)

Stephanie said...

Just look at you! I'm loving these pictures! And I'm so jealous over the new bike. I've been wanting a new bike for like FOREVER! :)

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