Bike training, week 1July 9th, 2012 at 8:43 am ET
I just wanted to acknowledge that my bike training regimen is going fine. While I’m not formally tallying miles, I am out on the bike every day, and trying to fit in a long ride (15 miles or more) every day that I have the time.
In the past week I’ve biked through Brooklyn and Jersey City; been to the Upper West Side three times; and, yesterday, rode a 25-mile loop from the Port Imperial ferry terminal in Weehawken north to the George Washington Bridge, across the bridge, and down Broadway (and the 9th Avenue bike lane) allll the way home.
My official scale is at the YMCA, not here, but I’m guessing I will have dropped at least three pounds in 10 days once I get myself over there for a weigh-in. So that’s good, too. And I’m feeling better all around. As I’ve noted previously, exercise makes me less hungry, in a virtuous cycle that makes healthy living easier, and on a day like yesterday, with lots of exercise and controlled (but not starvation-level) intake, I end up with something like a 1,500-calorie “credit.” Or, to put it another way, yesterday alone I lost half a pound. (Yay me!)ShareThis