Running with my new bike

With everything that has happened to me over the past couple of months, I decided to try to mix things up.

No, I’m not going to stop running.  In fact I hope that by the middle of March I will have completed 2 half marathons and 1 full. That might be wishful thinking, but hey, a man can dream.

Going back to Black Friday, I wondered into Dicks Sporting Goods with 2 of my kids.  There, in the back of the store were the bikes.  By that evening all three of us had new bikes.  These are by no means expensive bikes or ones that you might take a 30 mile ride on, but I really felt the need to have another avenue for my exercise and have been contemplating cycling for a while.

Yesterday I went out for my hill run and got back with tired legs and then RS and I hopped on our bikes and road a couple miles.  I didn’t want to overdo it and didn’t want to make me too sore, but it was a lot of fun and just enough to finish off what strength I had left in my legs.

My plan is to run and then bike each day for a while.  If I get hurt and cannot run, then I’ll just bike instead.  Done are the days of walking for an hour when I can’t run.  Of course walking is still an option, but now I have 3 options rather then 2.

Thanks for all the well wishes from my post from yesterday. I’m hoping and praying that I am now done with carrying stones in my body and can concentrate on moving forward again.

Tom

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4 thoughts on “Running with my new bike

  1. Yay! I am so excited for you. I purchased a bike this summer as well. It by no means replaces running or how I feel after a run. But I love having the option. I also love having the option to use it as transportation sometimes. I bought mine used off of a friend and am so glad it is around. Congrats on the big purchase. It really is a great option for when we get injured (which for me seems to be inevitable).

    • You said it! I came to the conclusion that I will have problems at some point or another where I won’t be able to run… It is inevitable. It seems a bike is a great section option!!!

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