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Riding a Bike

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

OK, so I've been riding a stationary bike for quite awhile now. And I've been doing GREAT! So, I think to myself, if I can ride the stationary, why can't I ride a real bike? So I hop on, with my kids on their bikes and off we go. After I first get going, I think, "Yes I CAN do this"! Boy was I wrong! I got down to the other end of my neighborhood, and I had to stop. My legs burned, my butt hurt, and I was out of breath.

So I take a breather and get back on. I go for another 5 minutes or so, and I had to stop again. My legs hurt, my butt hurts and I'm out of breath. My kids (Bless their hearts) kept asking if I was OK, telling me that I can do it, and telling how they are proud of me.

I started crying. I got on again and went a little further. By this time, my legs were like jelly. I could barely stand up. I managed to walk the bike the rest of the way home. My daughter, (who I just took to a dietician today) kept telling me she would walk with me. But I told her to go ride and have fun.

I was so ashamed of myself. I really thought I could do it. But I was so proud of myself, because I kept getting back on that darn thing, and I kept trying until I couldn't try any more. And if it weren't for my precious kids, I would probably still be out there! LOL

If at first you don't succeed, try try again. I will get back on that bike, and I will win!!!!!
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  • BEAUTIFLDZSTR
    Oh that brought tears to my eyes. Glad your kids rooted you on and you made it back home lol. Keep it up and eventually it will be much easier for you.
    3652 days ago
  • BIKERDIANE
    It will get easier with time! I'm in my early 50s and I love to ride my bike every day! There is a bike trail behind my house that is quit hilly in spots. At first I had to get off my bike and walk to make it to the top of the hill, but now I am able to ride all the way! It's the only exercise that I enjoy because it ia fun and relaxing to be outside.

    Don't give up, you can do it too!
    3653 days ago
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