Family Time

One of the biggest reasons I love my bike is that my husband and I can ride together. My husband is pretty beat up. Since the pandemic started, we have tried to make do working out at home. 

During the summer, we attempted to crossfit and lift and do HIIT in the backyard, but as time went on, I wanted the Bike….. and then I wanted to get something for him so we could continue to spend time together.

I got him a recumbent bike to go with my Echelon bike. Most nights we ride side by side.  I d on’t mean to be mushy, but its sort of important for our relationship.

Sometimes he will make fun of me because I squeal or grunt or curse while riding the bike. Sometimes he just makes jokes about how huge my quads are.  Either way, the bike has brought up closer.

Today’s Rides – 12/21/2020

Today I’ve rode twice.  I love Mondays. Riding on Mondays is important, I think. It sets a tone for your mood. It sets a tone for the week.  USUALLY, I’ll do Nicole Griffin’s 45 Minute Cadence ride at 8am CST. However, the bed felt really, really good this morning. So. I hit snooze.

I got up and rode a 30 Minute at around 11am. I didn’t even pay attention to what sort of ride it was, I just hopped on with 4 minutes to go. I grabbed a sports bra and rode in my pajamas.

One way that I stay motivated is to go into the Echelon APP and selection 3 or 4 rides for that day. Anything that interests me. As the day goes on, the app will notify me 2 minutes before the ride starts. There are some days that the 2-minute notification is literally the reason that I get on the bike. It gives me that extra little nudge.

I rode a second ride today, too. I did Nicole’s 20 Minute Hills ride at 7PM. I finished where upper 50%, but I really hoped to crush it. I was distracted  and let my mind wander a bit too much.

Tomorrow’s ride I plan on CRUSHING and putting in a bit more effort. I hope to get a 10:1, output to minutes, ride in tomorrow.

I think I’ll blog about that tomorrow.