The week of Independence Day was incredibly hot and humid here in Wisconsin, but this week has been much better. Still warm but not so muggy, and it was a pleasure to turn of the AC and open the windows again. I am grateful for AC for the relief it brings, but I hate having the house all shut up, it makes me feel claustrophobic.
I have not been biking as much as I had hoped to. I have all kinds of reasons (or excuses) not to– it’s too hot, it’s too late, I’m too tired, I don’t have enough time. On Sunday, when the hot weather broke, I took a short ride, on the little loop I’d found earlier this summer. I timed it and it takes about 20-25 minutes to do. It’s not as long a ride as I would like to do, but 25 minutes is better than 0 minutes. I almost always have 25 minutes to spare in the evenings. So, I am going to commit to taking that 25 minute ride every evening, and will do a longer one when time allows. So far I have kept it up. I’ve also been doing some strength exercises in the morning.
I went to the doctor for my yearly check up last week, and she made it clear it’s time to exercise and get in shape, so that has been the impetus behind all this. I’m going to try to eat better, too. My cholesterol is high. I’m 49, and if I don’t start making these changes now, when do I think I will? Plus I want to be in good shape physically when I start my clinical courses in late August.
Time to get cracking!