It’s been a while since I have updated this blog. I run quite a few blogs, message forums and other websites so I am constantly busy with them plus college and work. However, I have counted up all my miles rode in 2013 and I am happy to announce that it is somewhere in the ball park as being shy of 2,000 miles, total. I don’t know the exact number because I didn’t really record everything, hahaha.
I am happy with 2,000 miles but I’d rather have 5,000 or more for a whole year. Now that it is 2014, I had initially planned to start riding more often. However Mother Nature decided to ground me from riding with horrid amounts of ice, snow, rain and other crazy weather elements to start the New Year. I haven’t biked once this year and that includes using my indoor trainer, too.
These cold months really take it out of me and I get lazy. But come Monday, I hope to change that. I plan to start using the trainer every day and I mean every day. I found a really cool high-intensity spinning video on YouTube one day. It’s 20 minutes of extreme indoor spinning and I think doing that each day will benefit me as a cyclist. However, if it’s nice outside – then I will go road biking instead. But I need to shy away from these 20 mile ride and start doing stuff like 60+ miles each road bike trip.
Weight wise: I weighed nearly 300 pounds when I first got into cycling. Now I weight about 215 to 220, it goes back and forth a bit like that. So I lost a lot of fat but I still have a gut but then again, I still eat unhealthy foods like pizza, cheeseburgers and so on. I can’t just quit eating stuff that I like, that would be boring. But I can portion it and not eat it as much while integrating more cycling, running, Yoga and other fitness activities into my daily routines.
2014 is a Fresh Start for cycling! This year, I want to be a part of all the organized bike rides in this area including a few out of state ones… I want to update this blog more for each ride… I want to get to my target desired weight of 175 pounds… I want to start bicycle racing (road bike) this year too… I want to put more miles on my bike than I do on my truck for 2014…
So here is to a great New Year for Cycling!
Thanks for reading and I hope you have a great New Year as well! Please comment below telling me your New Year cycling and fitness/health related goals.