I am 49 years old and I have biked 10-18 miles every single day for the last 31 days. Never think you are too old or broken to do something active. I have had 2 surgeries, and I’m still making it happen.
Plus I freaking love outdoors stuff minus camping which is scary due to my need to shower often and be clean.
So I mowed the front yard, but forgot to turn on the Workout app, that got me to ¼ my goal today. Then rode 14 miles to 61st (and took my pic of me there this time, you can see the intersection to prove it lol).
The ride out, easy. The ride back, HOLY BOTTOMS, the wind. Seriously, when I got behind the casino, the wind coming off the Arkansas river was SO intense that I thought I was going to burn out my bike’s assist motor or get blown over. It was crazy intense. I pedalled hard, the motor helped, and as soon as I got to the point where the wind lessens, it was over. Its like that one spot reaaally needs some trees and bushes for a wind breaker for real.
But, I did it. Again. And I’ve done laundry, watered the yard, worked online 4 or so hours this morning, had a nice salad for lunch, picked up my misdelievred package and went back and left a note so they didn’t think I was stealing from them, and here I sit freshly showered sore and warm from the sun.
All I gotta say is, loving the heat, sweating out toxins, feels like I’m doing something. And, my HR was not too out of control on day two off my beta blockers after the taper. Maxed at 152 which is about where I max when I push it hard anyway. Heart of a 25yo ftw.
Anyway, thanks for putting up w my “I biked again” posts. Hoping they inspire someone to get up and go out and get some sun, walk, hike, jog, run, bike, lay in a hammock, something.
Trust me, I’m a professional. (They ARE paying me for this right?)