Well, tonight I decided to try it again. There were no crashes or falling off, thank goodness. But first of all have you tried sitting on one of the bike seats? It really hurts...if you know what I mean. No fun. I walk this subdivision all the time (well not so much lately...which is why I'm so out of shape) with no problems, but riding a bike up these little hills is a real killer. Anyway, I got overheated and thought I was going to black out, so I got off and sat by the road for a few minutes. Got up to try again and decided...no way. Sent oldest daughter home and she brought the van back and I rode home that way. Much nicer and easier.
My girls are really good sports and didn't even make too much fun of me. I really love those girls! Actually, my youngest sat down beside me for a minute and actually prayed for me. Shocked me, but I really loved it. You just never know when they're going to do something really cool like that. Did I ever tell you? I really love those girls.
|The girls were playing with the boas at Hobby Lobby Saturday|
So, that's my confession. Now you all know how out of shape I am right now. I've made a decision too. It's back to walking for me and forget the bike. At least for now...until I can get in some better shape!
Edit: Tuesday morning. I woke up deciding I'm not going to give up on the bike riding yet. I'm gonna just take it in smaller doses and try to avoid the hills for a few times and see if I can't adjust. We have so many beautiful bike trails in our area and I really want to ride with my girlfriends that have been riding for the past couple of months and with my daughters too. So bike, you haven't defeated me yet. I'm determined to get in better shape. I've taken the 400 mile challenge (started really late) and I plan to make it.