Sunday, May 9, 2010
In Love With Biking
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.