I got my newsletter from Adventure Cycling today and found out it's National Bike Month. I had no idea! I've been so busy at work and tired when I get home that I just can't seem to get out there and ride. I know I need to. And I'd feel better, too, I'm sure of that.
Next week is Bike to Work week. I don't have to proctor any tests on Wednesday so I might try riding to work! I've never done it before. I only live 4 miles from the school and I can take short cuts through some neighborhoods so that would keep me out of most of the traffic. The only thing I'm worried about is the ride home in the afternoon. We are getting summer temps now and by 4pm it's freakin' hot outside. I've always wanted to do it, though. I'm going to be thinking positive thoughts and talk myself into it!
Biking is my choice for cardio because walking makes my knees hurt. I guess since my cartilage is shot and, duh, I'm still really big the knees protest! I've always been a slow walker anyway and riding a bike is like flying. I change gears to make pedaling harder or easier depending on how much of a workout I'm aiming for. I ride on the (very flat) streets here in Houston so hills are never an issue.
If you haven't been on a bike lately, get yours out or borrow one and give it a go. There's nothing like a good bike ride to get ya going. It's good for your legs, butt, core, and arms.
Happy pedaling! Take some water with you while your out there riding!