Confession: it has been a week now and I still haven’t been back on my bike.
Okay, that’s not entirely true. Last Monday I tried to ride but too much hurty.
Still experiencing limited dexterity in the steering, shifting, braking areas, Imma lil nervous to venture out on my own. But, I need to ride.
Tuesday night I can go to spin class. My favorite instructor just happens to teach on my Key Bike Night. I went last week and since there is no need to steer, I’m okay with putting all my weight on my right arm. My sad paw just kind of dangles in front of my chest all pathetic like.
But on Sunday I needed to ride for 2+ hours. So, I bought a trainer.
Yeah, I had one, but it was a free trainer given to me with the instruction to pay it forward to some other new cyclist some day and last summer that’s just what I did. So it was time to take the plunge. After much research (mostly just bugging my cyclist friends) I picked up a Cycle Ops mag trainer. Got a decent price at my favorite store, REI.
And, what should have been very simple assembly, was made all that more complicated by my sad paw. And, possibly, my four legged assistant.
Whaddya lookin at me for? I don't got thumbs!
But get it assembled together, I did. And suffered through the monotony of riding in one’s living room.
Oh, my, so boring. The time just creeps along. BUT without fear I rode! Moar faster, less crashiness, moar awesome!
Yes, I know that's not how you're supposed to ride.
My wrist still hasn't forgiven me so I'm babying it.
I could go to spin tonight, but it doesn’t start until 6:45. I’d really like to get my workout done well before 8 pm. (plus, maybe have time for yoga...) Sooo, I set my alarm for stupid thirty this morning to get my hour in and then run for 15. All before I have to be at work at 7. Uggggghhhh. I can do this. I can be a morning worker out.
How do you Early Birds do it?!!?