Remember when I talked about doing one hundred push ups? And I mentioned that I planned to start riding bikes to drop my oldest at preschool. It's been kind of hard without a bike, although we've walked a few times. At Target we bought me this:
It came all assembled, we just took it off the rack and wheeled it out the door, after giving it a few spins around the aisles. I took it for a test ride that night and was thrilled with feeling the wind on my face, because I'm so fast. I'm pretty sure I can only ride half a mile, but I'll get better. Of course, we had to get me a new purple helmet and fancy bike pump too.
This morning we hooked up the bike trailer, tossed the pajama-clad boys in, wearing their helmets, and took off to preschool. We moved along at a snail's pace, constantly urging my four year old to ride a little faster on his ironically named Rocket bike, complete with training wheels. We finally made it, and I was able to pick up a little speed as I took a quick tour around the neighborhood. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to walk again in a few days. Just in time for more birthday presents.
Bike riding with my boys Works For Me! It will be a way to enjoy the outdoors, spend time together as a family, and hopefully help me get in better shape (& even more hopefully that will translate to losing weight). For other Works For Me Wednesday tips, check out Rocks in My Dryer.