Ok so most of you that know me, read that I became a pescatarian/vegan on July 1, 2016. So I’m still on it, slipped up here and there, but maintaining my 10lbs weight loss since then. I’ll talk more about that August 1st when it will be the 60 day mark.
What I’d like to talk about is biking. On June 29th, my girlfriend Maggie challenged me to ride because she’s a biker, racer, century rider, you name it. I hadn’t been on a bike literally in almost 30 years. She has 4 bikes (like I said she’s a biker) so she let me ride hers that day as we rode together. 15 miles later I was hooked! Although the bike was way too small for me. Lol Everything on me hurt the next day but I got back on that bike and rode to the bike shop where they confirmed the bike was too small. So what did Maggie do? She bought me my first adult bike. “Happy early 45th birthday Bruce” she said. She’s a rider and wanted so very much for me to experience the joy in what she’s been doing for years.
The main reason I’m writing this is because of all the overwhelmingly senseless negativity that’s happening in our world, especially this year, right now. I wanted to share something that was just the opposite, as my quick transformation to becoming a biker, has been overwhelmingly positive to me.
Last night was my first nite ride of a quick 10 miles. That was an incredible experience! Today I rode the longest and farthest of all, 34 miles. In total, it’s been 203. Remember for all you longtime riders, I just started this journey on June 29th, not even 30 days ago. I rode for 4 hours today all before 12pm. I’ve never done any amount of cardio for 4 hours. And trust me for you non believers, it is cardio.
The best part of this journey is the fact that my girlfriend Maggie introduced this lifestyle to me, while otherwise, I’d NEVER would have discovered it on my own. It’s so intriguing how your significant other’s personality can ingulp you without warning. All for love and positivity. I love Maggie even more for introducing this life altering lifestyle that’s obviously very conducive to my already active fitness lifestyle. At 45 years of age, I believe this was the one missing piece to my exercise regiment. So thank you Maggie!!! 🙂
I could go on and on about my experience thus far but I’ll end it with this: This is what we do in relationships, we share, support, comfort and ultimately love unconditionally. There’s a enormous biking community that I’ve been introduced to, all from the result of being in a truly loving relationship. In just under a month, I’ve managed to see all people riding of all shape, sizes, and colors. They’re all just riders who are one when on the road.They ALL acknowledge and respect each other while on the road as though they all left from the same house. Maybe everyone should become bikers…
I love you Maggie! 🙂
Let’s go for a ride…
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