I got something very exciting in the mail this week.
IT'S A BIKE! IT'S A BIKE!
I really love to run and I don't see myself quitting anytime soon but I've been thinking lately that it would probably be a good idea to get myself an athletic endeavor that does not involve intense pounding to all of my joints. Two of my brothers and a healthy amount of my friends are bike fiends so I finally decided to join the pack. It's only a little bit funny that after six summers where I spent the majority of my weekends working a triathlon somewhere, I get a bike when I'm no longer surrounded by riders.
I still have to get a helmet and a lock and some shorts with "rump padding" (as my brother put it), before I can really take her out for a spin but I'm kind of beside myself about it. I rode it up and down my street a bunch of times last night like I used to when I was a kid.
My friend Eric warned me, "in six months you'll either be selling the thing because you only rode it twice or you'll be selling it because you are ready to upgrade. That's just what happens when you start this biking thing." Can't wait to see which one it it!