Saturday, April 19, 2008

An extra 100 plus pounds is alot already...

Today L, E and I took our first bike ride of the season. I say we, but in reality, they ride in the trailer or as my German friends call it, the caboose and I ride, dragging them along behind me.

Now I am not complaining because I love the rides. It is so much fun and very freeing to be able to get around town on the trails, there are so many great little hidden parks and paths. I cross trained and well honestly trained for the 1/2 marathon dragging them all over town. At the beginning of last spring I could barely make it to the library with them in tow and by the end of last summer I was coasting all over town, for miles and miles.

So while it is all good - I must say that over the winter - some little people have put on some pounds because the extra 100 pounds - well it seems a bit heavier and we are just getting into the beginning of bike season. Wow, I think I am going to have to add an extra workout to feed my biking habit. Or wait - maybe I can get the city commissioners to regrade a few of the steeper hills around town - I mean really it is a small thing to ask, right?


Anonymous said...

if you get used to that, then you can pull them with me in the back, too. c'mon. if you get used to them but never increase the weight, what is the point? you have to keep raising the bar. i'll help.

Angelle Trieste said...

I hear you. I bike around the city, and it's hard to do that when there are steep hills.