The past two Sundays I've gotten up early to go for a bike ride. All by myself, just me and my bike. It feels unbelievable to be biking again. Oh, how I've missed it! Surprisingly, there is some pretty spectacular road riding not far from us. Past cow pastures, corn fields and horse farms. Over bridges, around lakes and through roads thick with trees. The temperatures are cool. The air is fresh. The quietness of the morning is calming. Just the clink of gears shifting and the occasional friendly good mornings from other bikers. I managed to ride 45 miles last Sunday and 42 miles yesterday. So good for my soul. And, of course, for the fit of my jeans.
Damn, it feels good to be a biker.
What time of day do you prefer to work out? First thing in the morning, for sure. Although I don't always love getting up early, once I am out there on the road, either running or riding, I am happy. That early morning workout sort of sets the precedence for my day. After I've put in the effort to do something healthy, I tend to continue to make healthy choices for the rest of the day. Plus, I am more likely to slack or skip out on on an afternoon workout. I mean... hello?! Afternoon is almost happy hour!