Pain! I laugh in the face of pain! And then I vomit. This mornings bike ride was a challenge to say the least! For most of you, it might have been a leisurely pedal but I did have to stop at one point when I was between feeling like I would faint and feeling like I might throw up. I just got a little ambitious. I did appreciate, however, that we had a beautiful route. As we rode by a local elite fitness club we noticed the gym packed with people on treadmills looking out over the very park we were riding through! Not worth the hundreds they are paying in membership fees in my opinion. I think we came across 3 walkers over the hour. Admittedly, that will increase in summer but for now I am content to be cold out in nature!
(If you are interested, here is an article which outlines the way to breathe for different activities.)
I have been getting pins and needles in my hands when riding. I tried lowering my seat to take some of the pressure off my hands but it didn’t help. I also have small hands and so find I get pain between my thumb and index finger trying to stretch the hand to squeeze the brakes. I think new handle bars may be in order. The discomfort is certainly going to put me off cycling and I don’t want to write it off until I explore my options. I found these two articles to be helpful for those of you interested in getting on the bike.
On a fun note, recently I found a disc from our wedding with a few pics on it. It’s amazing how much the mind has to do with how we view ourselves. I completely believed I was fat on my wedding day! Ha! If only I could look this good once again! If you are looking at these pics and think I am fat it must be because you are really tiny and if you, for even a moment, think you are fat or say anything remotely like it then watch out because I am sending you a smack over the head via wordpress!