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Sunday, May 9, 2010

In Love With Biking

Week 3

The third week of biking.  What an incredible difference. My body feels different, my clothes fit different and my mind is much more clear and I am happier.  Now I am not only biking to work, but am biking for leisure.  Who would of thunk it?  The pain in biking that comes with the uphill battle, if you know what I mean, is now, not so bad . It is totally doable and with very little panting.  I am enjoying biking now as much as my power walking.

I used to run back in the day, and did some 5 &10 K runs and one marathon.  Then, my twin convinced me that power walking was even better and less hard on the bones.  She was right, I fell in love with walking.  I have walked many years, too many to tell outloud. 

So here it is, I love biking now and actually dream about it because I am wanting to bike as often as I can because it feels so nice.  There is nothing better than observing nature on every block on a bike.  Feeling each bump and smooth plane as if one were flying. 

It is mother's day today.  What a great gift I recieved by going for a bike ride with  my son.  How awesome is that?  Jacob was trailing way behind me and I said " Jacob, are you going slow to let me know on mothers day what a great biker I am"? He laughed and told me that his tires were low.  Ok, I will believe that, only because I squeezed his tires and they really are low in air. 

Jacob and I rode down to our local park, passing many smiley faced families at the park playing tennis and biking.  We then rode by the tennis courts and over a brown, old wooden bridge.  It leads to a bike path.  It is woven with canopies of trees and  makes you feel as if your a queen or king riding under the cover.  Then, to the smooth sidewalks that lined the neighborhoods. 

The ride ends up in our neighborhood.  We stop at a neighbors garden that we have been told it would help them out if we picked some of their rhuebard.  That is exactly what we did.  I picked about five nice size rhuebard for a late night snack.  Ummn what a grand mothers day.

Peel Rhuebard and cut in small 1 inch bites.  Salt it & let it sweat for a half hour.  You will be amazed to see how easy and great it tastes.  I grew up picking rhuebard and green apples and learning to salt both and eat as a great snack. 

I want to end this post by saying how much I love motherhood.  As grumpy as my tween girl gets on some days and tunnel visioned my tween boy gets, I would not trade motherhood for anything.  I love being a mom and I thank God he blessed me with my amazing children.

1 comment:

  1. Good for you for getting back on the bike and riding it every day. Stay fit and much success to you. Kym

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