Staying on the bicycling band wagon, I wanted to tell you some reasons why I love to ride a bike! (and How appropriate for National Running Day) I don’t know much about running…and I’ve found many, many, love for running posts- and so hey, I thought I would add my love affair with cycling. I do love to run, but there are so many reasons I found that I love cycling. So here we go:
Why I love to Bike!
1. The wind in my face - yes…flying down a hill with the wind in your face…amazing feeling.
2. Keeps these thunder thighs moving- yah it happens to the best of us. A love/hate relationship with our thighs…but when I look down and I see my legs powering me up a hill- I’m glad they are strong.
3. Enjoying the scenery – When I run, I don’t pay much attention to what is going on around me…probably because I’m struggling haha..but when I’m on a bike I feel more alert and in tune with my surroundings and I find it really peaceful.
4. The “jello” leg feeing after finishing a ride… never gets old.
5. Scheduling a bike ride into my day makes me 10x’s more productive then when I don’t. When I know I want to get out there for some solid miles I know I have to get other things done so I can do everything.
6. Pushing my milage- Drew will be the first to tell you I don’t necessarily do LONG bike rides..but I’m working on it. In the past few weeks I’ve gotten my best number of miles in ever. It’s hard and my legs get tired, but I’m so happy and proud when I’m finished!
7. No impact= happy feet! My feet are prone to hurting if I run too much or too many days in a row. Cycling is no impact and keeps them from cursing me.
8. Climbing up a tough hill and feeling proud that I carried myself to the top. My second duathlong ever which was the toughest..hilliest…worst course I’ve ever been on and I wanted to stop. I really did. It was painful, I was exhausted…but I completed it!
So that’s it. That’s why I love to ride my bike. I’m sure there are more reasons, but that’s what I could come up with.
I think biking is a forgotten form of exercise sometimes, and I encourage all of you to try it if if you can. Many communities (like mine) have rail trails all over the place. Or hey, try a duathlon! Great way to mix it up if you are an avid runner, and a great way to cross train!
Okay…almost off my Bike Soapbox but one last thought:
That it is my friends. That it is.
Why do you have a love affair with the way you exercise? What keeps you doing it over and over? Whatever it may be, somehow it moves you to keep doing it, so tell me why!