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Running: Week 4

Eeek! I forgot to publish my running post last week, so you’ll be getting 2 posts on my progress this week. I’m so sorry, y’all, but life got a bit hectic, and my organizational skills have been lacking (no surprise, there).

I’m not going to tell a lie. Nope, I just can’t do it. I feel like we have a close relationship, so I’m going put my big girl panties on and tell y’all the truth.

I didn’t run this week. Gasp! I know, and I feel really, really bad about it. I chose to bike, instead.

Now, I’m fairly new to biking, but I really enjoy it. I did about 15 miles on the bike this week. My Aunt and I rode last Sunday, and my brother and I rode this past Friday and Saturday. I have to admit, I like biking better than running. I think it’s the speed factor. I can zoom-zoom on my bike. The wind whips through my hair and I feel like I’m flying. I love it!

If you’ve been reading my blog, then you’ll remember this post about my clumsiness when it comes to biking. I’ve almost fallen off curbs, biked through a bees nest, and had a close call with a car. Even after some practice, I still don’t have it all together. I’m no Lance Armstrong, that’s for sure.

Off roading isn’t my forte. I’m more of a smooth sailing, flat road cruisin’ kind of gal. My transition from grass to sidewalk, or side walk to road, is utterly embarrassing. Put it this way, it’s not a graceful transition. I look like a child riding their bike for the first time after the removal of training wheels, all wobbly and unsure of themselves. I wear a dorky helmet that everyone makes fun of, but wear out complete necessity, for fear that I might damage my head on anything that I come in contact with, like a tree branch or car mirror. These things happen; it’s a known fact.

I’ll be back to running next week and be back with the details.

   

4 Responses to “Running: Week 4”

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    shannon — August 28, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    jennie, i’m so happy i’m not the only one who isn’t er…graceful on a bike. the people i see just floating along on trails and such? Aggravating. because i’m a klutz too. sadly, i don’t have a bike right now (i really want a garden bike) but we biked in florida on vacation.

    it’s been at least a decade since i rode a bike. so if you had taken any video of me and my sister, it would have been comedy GOLD. but i got used to it soon enough, and i had the wind whipping through my hair too. you’re right; it’s a lot more fun to zoom around than run, but hey; it’s all exercise, right? so good job, you. :)

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    • Jennie replied August 28th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      Thanks, Shannon. I agree, exercise is good any way you can get it, but it’s so much better on a bike… especially when you’re going down hill :) We should ride together sometime, but not next to each other. Wouldn’t want to crash.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — August 29, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I am just getting back into running again. It was hard to fit in with my son home over the summer. But now that school is back, I have no excuse! I am not much of a biker, but it is huge in this area, so maybe I need to try it again!

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    Baking Serendipity — August 30, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I’m definitely a disaster when it comes to off road biking. I always end up knocking the chain off…as far from my house as possible!

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