Monday, September 24, 2012

new ride (for us)

Today I did another thing I told myself I would do... for me... and for Edd.   I am proud of myself... not in an arrogant way, but in a I'm-making-progress-moving-forward-doing-what-is-on-my-to-do-list kind of way.

Even when Edd was sick he talked about us getting bikes.  I knew in my heart of hearts that we wouldn't be riding bikes together, but I never discouraged him or made him feel we wouldn't.   It was still a good idea.  And I told myself I would do it for us and for him...  because he couldn't.  And it would be fun...

I've been researching what kind of bike would be good for me and after weeks of looking around and talking to people, I finally found the one I wanted. 

I rode for an hour today and got a good work out.  The best part of the workout was that it was fun and even though I was tired afterwards and sweaty, I felt good and know this is habit-forming due to how much enjoyment it gave me.  I got very teary-eyed as I started out as I thought of Edd and how it was another thing I felt I was doing for him... for us.... for me.... and that he'd be happy.

And I felt his smile on me.....


  1. I'm so proud of you! Your bike looks a little bit like mine - same color and everything. You'll love cycling - I can start out feeling not so great, and by the time I quit I'm very proud of myself for doing it. My son and his wife are giving themselves bikes for Christmas - it's a great gift to give yourself!

  2. Way to go Kathy! It is such a fun way to get a workout. I bought a bike 4 years ago and still love to ride. So happy for you.

  3. Oh, Kathi. You really were courageous to go it alone and I certainly understand getting teary-eyed. I think I would've, too. You are such an inspiration!

  4. Teary-eyed but feeling the joy also. Good wishes to you and the bike. Are you going to name it?