I am proud to say that I have been hard at work running and riding my rinky-dink bicycle lately. I have not missed a work-out except for Tuesday. I was just too tired after coming back so late Monday night from my trip out of town and wanted to give my body a rest.
My daily routine has included either a fast 3 mile run and a short cool-down bike ride OR a 6 mile bike ride and my favorite butt exercise video. I’m feeling good and am SOOO glad that I have begun to do a secondary form of cardio for various reasons:
- If I run every day, my knees and hips just don’t feel right. I ache and feel uncomfortable. Cycling has given me something to do in between my running days. Extra cardio and no knee pain? What a concept!
- Its helping me strengthen a different set of leg muscles which, i’m sure, will ultimately make me a stronger runner.
- Its fun!
- Its getting me super psyched about getting a REAL bike and doing a tri!
Despite my excitement, I have one small complaint… MY BUTT HURTS!
You would think that with my Cuban-sized booty, it wouldn’t be a sore as it is but, I’m downright uncomfortable, people. I either need to get a better seat for my bike, wear padded riding shorts or just suck it up and get used to it if I’m going to be making this a new habit!
I will be getting a more efficient bike sooner than later and will hopefully be able to try it out during my spring break! I can’t wait to share THOSE new adventures with you. Until then, I gotta keep movin’!