How did it happen? How did I go from nothing… to walking… to lifting some weights and other heavy objects… to running… and then landing on a bike? And then… alternating doing it all?
Like… one sport isn’t enough ??
I may be a bit of an overachiever. Or at least I have some bigger aspirations to see myself do more than I may have originally thought.
Ok.. so the cycling thing.
I’ve kinda just fallen into it almost by default. I’ve shared before I had gotten a cheapy mountain bike to use for cross training on days I might not run.
There were weeks the bike sat doing nothing. I was happy in my little running world.
Then I’d zip off for 7-10 miles and that would be that.
Until… a stupid injury entered the picture and sidelined the running ( it is still there… cycling doesn’t seem to make it any worse or hurt me… running stirs it up again…sooo… yeah enough on that nagging topic)
So the injury put me on the bike more. It gave me freedom, the miles I craved, the ability to still do some endurance work and more speed than my legs on land could generate.
Fast forward through two cheap bikes till I got my first “real” road bike 2 months ago.
She’s so pretty and we’ve become amazing friends.
Like all new relationships, we took some time to get to know one another. So for a week I kept mileage short and just got the overall feel of my new wheels under me.
After that, the fun and games began.
Miles started getting longer. I started to take bigger hills. Pushing myself faster. Loving the challenges of working hard. Really loving flying off hills pushing the speed limit 😉
Sweat flying, heart beating strong, legs working… the thrill of feeling my body respond to what I’m doing.. watching the world fly by… powered by only… by.. me.
I’m learning all the strength I’ve built on the road running and all the indoor strength training is having big payoffs on the bike. I think with more training I’m going to be kind of beast like with this cycling thing.
Once you get the bike.. and then the bug gets you… you start doing stuff like this….
So yeah, I’m not sure, but I think the cycling bug has bitten me and I can hardly wait to see where my lovely new Cannondale and I will go together .
Tell me… is there a sport or activity you are passionate about ?