Monday, January 17, 2011

It’s great to get out!

We had a foggy start this morning, but when the sun came out and it got a little warmer, Brittany and I decided to go for a bike ride.  We had wanted to do a longer ride, but ended up choosing to ride on Los Gatos Creek Trail.


I have set some goals for my riding for the year.  It is helping me get in shape physically and it is so mentally relaxing as well.  I set short-term goals as well as longer goals.  
  • Short:  Every 30 days I set a new goal to hit 300 miles in 30 days.  I don't always make it, but it helps me get to a longer goal of 1000 miles in 100 days. 
  • Longer:  I am into my 2nd 1000 mile challenge.  I just missed making it last time because I ended up having bronchitis the last three weeks of the challenge.  I figured make the goal again during the heavy rainy season would be a challenge, but I opted in again.
  • Even Longer!:  I got this idea from someone else's blog, am going to try to ride my bike 330 days out of 365 this year.  Anything counts because it all adds up.  Sometimes the most difficult part of going for a ride is making the decision to do it.


Biking provides time to think...sometimes I listen to an audio book that I have uploaded to my cell phone...and sometimes I just like to listen to the sounds around me.  Nothing like going fast to make me feel like a teenager again.  What I need now is my teenage body back!  I’m on my way though.  Since I made the commitment to ride I have lost 11 pounds!
Satisfying my need to speed...

1 comment:

  1. Yay for bike riding! You have set yourself some awesome goals and it sounds like they are already paying off! I *love* that last picture - I feel like I'm speeding along on my own bike! :-)