Thoughts after my first bike ride. I’m not able to go anywhere near as far as I thought I would be able to, and … it hurts! The seat hurts, my legs burn, and the posture just isn’t any fun. I think I’ll take more care to stretch before my next bike. I didn’t do any today. I’ve read that I’ll get used to the seat – that I’ll create callouses. Boy, I can’t wait for that! I’m also pretty slow. 3 miles in just over 15 minutes? People RUN faster than that! Ha.
I did get passed by another biker. I was encouraged – his bike had aero bars on it, so assumed that he is a triathlete. It was a mountain bike, so I could be wrong. But it was nice thinking someone else was out for the same reason as me.
I was able to adapt to the toe clips pretty easily. I thought that it would be more awkward, but they were okay. Trying to remember to pull up with my legs was interesting. I think I was doing it.
Well. Now I’ve begun training in all three sports. My weight is … approximately the same, up a little. I’m not too worried about that. I had a bad week. Having a hurt ankle prevented me from exercising, and moving has prevented us from eating home cooked meals until last night – which meant we were eating out every night. Not healthy.
This next week is looking pretty good. I’m going to start rotating my exercises – Swim, Bike, Run, repeat. Yay!