Tag Archives: Working Out

Computer Time = No Bike Time

I seem to have more computer time than workout time these days. Between blogging. or in this case not blogging, and tweeting, and making movies for friends from photos and videos I’ve been taking, I’m spending more time on my computer, and my butt, than I am on the bike or the treadmill.

I keep saying, “Next week will be better.” Then the week turns into the month and the next thing I know I’ve gone days without working out.

Yesterday was a lovely day to bike outside but I had some errands to run so I decided to hit the trainer for a bit instead. Mistake! I should have ridden outside when it was nice because as we all know, riding the bike on the trainer sucks!

Do any of you get so you like riding the trainer? If so, what do you do to “make it fun”?

What are some of the challenges you are faced with that keeps you front the bike, or other physical activities to stay fit?

2 1/2 Hour Ride in the Snow

Well, sort of.

Okay, not really.

It was snowing outside (a classic Nor’Easter with 10-12 inches predicted to accumulate by storm’s end) but my workout was on the bike on the stationary trainer.

dsc018811Wish you could really see how much it was snowing outside.

dsc01885My view from the bike/trainer.

pats-gameI was listening to the book on CD, Every Second Counts,and watching the Pats stomp all over the Cardinals.

I was hoping for a 3-hour ride but my legs had had enough at 2-1/2 hours. I could have kept going but my cadence would have dropped. I’m happy that the average cadence was 99 – not quite the triple diget mark but still okay.

My long session was makeup for not doing anything yesterday. I spent all day, literally,  in the kitchen making lovely holiday treats for friends and family.

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