Archive for Bicycle
There is a lot of talk out there about Target Heart Rate (THR) Zones and their importance. A lot of the information is way too complicated! So here is a simple explanation and calculation to help you understand why you need to know yours! Read More→
I think one of the main issues with exercise is boredom. There is so much excitement associated when you first make the commitment to exercise. You are full of hope that this time will be different… You will get into peak shape or finally lose the weight you’ve been desperate to lose or you will be able to balance your stress. Whatever personal reason drives you to exercise soon is lost in the mundane routine of exercise. You get tired of the same equipment at the gym, the same work out video or the same neighborhood loop you always run. What can you do to combat the boredom? Read More→
Wow has it been a while since I last blogged!! Time so easily gets away from us!
I for one, have been struggling with keeping a regular exercise program this summer, and time is flying. This doesn’t mean I haven’t been active, we’ve been to the beach, music in the park, downtown, jump roping in the back yard, swimming, swimming and more swimming. No, what I’m talking about is the put on your work out clothes and “officially” work out. I can manage it for a couple of days then my schedule is interrupted by something more fun. :^) Read More→
For all of you avid cyclists out there you know exactly what I mean when I compare a road bike to a sports car. I ride a Bianchi Talladega road bike, that my oh so wonderful hubby, Jordan, bought for me after our second daughter was born. It’s a smooth, yet stiff, very responsive ride. There is only one problem… I absolutely refuse to attach my daughters tag-a-bike to it! It’s not meant for that kind of work! It would be like attaching my dad’s 5th-wheel to a Porsche. You just don’t do it! But here’s the issue, I want to ride with my daughter. It’s an absolute blast hanging out with her on the bike! And as much as I love cycling, I don’t want to give up the better part of a Saturday to go for the endurance ride I know I should be taking to stay in top shape. What’s a girl to do? I would like to propose you can achieve a great endurance ride by taking a shorter than usual training ride on a semi! A semi? you say… Yes, a semi! Read More→