Sometimes I still forget how much my life has changed from just a few years ago when I was a sedentary couch potato. Back then, I wished I was more active but it seemed so daunting to get out the door to do any kind of physical activity. But I hoped that someday, when I was more disciplined, more determined, more hard-working and more motivated-I would get fit. I knew it wouldn’t be easy but the reward of being healthy and strong would be worth it.
Fast forward to now. I have learned something about exercise. It’s fun.
I didn’t bike 6,000 miles this year to get in better shape or to meet a goal or so I could live without a car (even though biking 6,000 miles helped me to do all of those things).
I have biked 6,000 miles this year because locking my feet into the pedals with a satisfying click means the start of an adventure.
I bike because it’s fun. Completely, fantastically fun.