Wednesday, August 25, 2010

So, I got a bike...

My fiance, Mike, is HUGE into biking and triathalons. I kid you not, he rides his bike 4-5 days a week and has already done about 8 tri's this season alone. He's got 2 more this year (including a half ironman). At first, I loathed his bike cause it got to sleep in our bedroom...no joke here. I have spent the past 1.5 years watching him train, ride and get in really good shape by riding. So, of course, when I opened my mouth about possibly wanting a bike, well...I got one.

Meet my new friend...my Specialized Dolce 'womens' road bike. She and I have only bonded twice now but I feel a good friendship is forming.
With a new bike, comes new clothes...HELLO SPANDEX!!
The first time I got on her, I fell off. A solid 10 minutes into the ride (so a solid 9 behind me of good riding, HA!). But yesterday, I took my friend out again for a ride. 7 miles and about 50 minutes later, I had burned off close to 500 calories and climbed a few hills that I was pretty impressed with myself and my new friend. Mike was very encouraging and stayed with me the whole time. I have no idea how I'll be able to ride without him, but I'm sure I'll get there. It was quite a nice time, I got to check out the awesome houses in Buckhead and focus on something other than life itself.
Looking to take her for another spin later this week and this weekend. Here's to a new thing for me to focus on. Pretty soon, I'll be competing in tri's too!

1 comment:

Lauren said...

woohoo biker Mel! I'd buy a bike simply for the fact I would need new attire to bike in! Good luck with it. :)

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