Cycling: New Challenge Accepted

One of the neat things that I’ve decided to do this year is to get into cycling, which is 1,000 times better on my knees than simply running.

I picked up running as one of those New Years Resolutions but the thing is that I haven’t been one of the 99% that fail to keep their resolutions for more than a week – I’ve loved it and it’s gotten me in some great shape.

Although I haven’t lost much weight to date that was never the point – I needed to keep my blood flowing and feel like I wasn’t wasting away in front of my desk every single day. Mission accomplished.

But after years of playing very competitive soccer I needed to give my knees and other joints a serious break. After being told a billion-and-one times that I needed to jump on a bike instead I finally pulled the trigger when I purchased my daughter’s bike.

It’s been two weeks and I love it – but what’s more interesting for me is that I’ve refrained from writing much about it here on my blog.

You could say that I’ve taken a little of my own medicine here and I’m proud to have mentioned it very little on Twitter as well.

Why not blog about it when it could provide an incredible stream of new content for my readers? Heck, I’m learning tons about a new adventure and my own personal challenge of getting on a bike and riding around metro Atlanta and certainly I could make a lot of connections between blogging and biking… but I’d rather not.

It’s been a lesson on self-control, that’s for sure. There are just some things that are more for me than for the rest of the world. It is what it is!

But, I will give you a gift – Strava Cycling App is what I’m using on my rides and it’s the very best! It’s recommended by my cycling mentor, Tony Steward, who is running his own cycling shop!

I had an incredible ride this past weekend – I hope to hop back on it today as my goal is about 3-4 times a week.

Have a great week folks!

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