I went on a ride yesterday for the first time in over a month (thanks to a combo of living in Chicago where I never wanted to ride and the busyness of the move. Otherwise, no excuses). I noticed three things:
1) Riding again after a month hurts a lot.
2) 20 miles in Minnesota feels like 40 miles in Illinois.
3) The new Guthrie is an eye-sore.
Either way, riding in Minnesota is so much better and more beautiful. You can ride for miles without stoplights and the scenery is wonderful.
I’m thinking of starting to run. Thing is, I HATE running. I know hate is a strong word, but that’s why I’m using it. I hate running. I hate the way it feels, I hate the way it looks, (I feel fat enough in spandex when I ride my bike, I can’t imagine how I look when I run). But I want to like running. I’ve always wanted to like running. Maybe I just give up too quickly. I know that I have to do it to like it, but that means actually doing it.
Any ideas or pointers to doing it and liking it?