Wednesday, July 15, 2009

iBike, iPhone, iCan't Keep Up

Yesterday's plan to ride in the morning took a detour. My son, also a night owl, had stayed up all night and was up when I got up Tuesday morning at 6:30. Even though he lives with me, he's in and out so much that there are not many opportunities for good old time face to face chats. So, I chose to take time to talk with him rather than ride my bike. I love who he's becoming and how wise he is for his young age. It was like I got recharged just from our time together :)

I did go for my morning ride today at 6:45 am. I'm really getting into it now and I think this is going to be my favorite time of day to ride. It was so cool this morning. There is less traffic in the neighborhood and did I mention how cool it was? I know, but when the day heats up to 100 degrees, cool air is a blessing!

While riding this morning I listened to a podcast on my iPhone! This may not be so exciting to some of you that have been into i-gadgets but it's a whole new world for me! Anyway, it was a knitting podcast! Yes, I knit. I taught myself to knit during the 9/11 events. I needed something to do with my hands to keep from wringing them all the time so I bought a kids knitting book and taught myself to knit. I haven't been knitting much lately and I want to get back to it. The knitting podcast is fun and interesting and now I'm hooked on looking for other podcasts. Like the NutritionDiva one that Lee told us about. I like it, too.

Now that I'm biking more, and iPhone-ing (is that a term?), and blogging, I seem to be running short of time and have missed reading some blogs. All this geekery is taking some getting used to but I love it! I get on iTunes, though, and sometimes get lost in all the cool stuff that's out there.

Today I feel like I'm really taking charge of me. I feel stronger mentally and physically. I think I can almost call myself a fitness freak. Foodwise, the healthy eating is just falling into place. Yay!

Keep on taking charge of you! It's a great feeling.


  1. WoW, iTena your iEnergy is iLeaping off the iPage!

  2. Adult-onset athletics is a thing of beauty.

  3. Isn't great when you can enjoy a bike ride and support other interests at the same time? I'm hooked too! WTG Tena, you're sounding mighty strong.

  4. Right on about the morning work-outs. That's really the only way to fly!

  5. Karen - iKnow!!

    Roxie - "become an athlete" was never something on my "to do" list; but I'm liking it!

    Lee - Yes! I love multi-tasking! And you have motivated me to push the miles, so thanks!

    anne h - I would have never thought I'd like the morning shift. It's really great!

  6. As a political junkie, I love Bill Maher's podcasts. They're free (unlike HBO where his show plays). Altho I do get funny looks when I'm walking and listening and start howling at his comments. WTG on the riding. And I can't wait to trade in my blackberry and iPod for an iPhone!

  7. Hi!! I just found your blog, and I'll be back...good stuff :)

    Just last night, I listened to podcasts while walking. It made such a difference!!

    Have a good one!

  8. That is such a good place to be! You're an athlete!

    It's actually quite funny, some of the African languages just put an "e" in front of word that they've adopted from another language, like e-Taxi, e-radio, etc. I'm sure Apple would love it if we put an "i" in front of everything!

  9. No problem! I can't seem to keep up with all of the blogs I read either!

  10. Yay Tena,
    You sound great! Good for you.
    Andrea :)

  11. You are keeping up with the important things...exercise! And ipoding! :-)

  12. Thanks so much for linking me!! I feel honored.

    I'm working on adding some more knitting and other podcast links to the blog, so if you haven't found any new ones yet, take a look!