It's a new year and time once again to give a new look to this blog. New graphics and colors. Same bike writer!

This blog is created not only to track my own progress on my biking journey but it is intended to also assist others who have either osteo or rheumatoid arthritis or both like I do. I hope as you read about the progress I have made that it gives you inspiration and hope that you can overcome the dibilitating effects of these conditions.

If your doctor agrees that you should be capable of expanding your limits read on and don't be afraid, just listen to your body and give it challenges. Biking is a great non-impact form of exercise and greatly enhances flexibility and range of motion.

It's not a substitute for Doctor visits, taking your meds or otherwise getting off your health plan but it auguments what your Doctor does for you and can give you a better quality of life. Go for it!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

February 5, 2011

Working on setting a date in the next week with Joe the Awesome bike rider. I'm looking forward to hearing about his experiences and motivation.

Now that riding the bike trainer is becoming a habit I'll start next week with a new twist in the routine - intervals. One of the local bike shops is holding winter classes on a variety of topics like
  • introduction to spinning
  • cycling and yoga
  • bike repair and maintenance 101
  • etc.

At the spinning class they gave out a program for interval training, intervals are brief bursts of intense activity followed by a period of less intense activity. So you use a timer and follow the prescribed timed intervals. The result of training like this is to gain stamina and build endurance.

I'm about ready to switch it up a bit and ready to give this a go round. Might just help with some of the hills around here come spring time. Can't hurt.

Repair and maintenance class is coming up this month and I can't wait. I recieved a handy little all purpose tool kit for Christmas and now I can learn how to use it!

1 comment:

  1. How lovely to see your blog updating again! I'll be back tomorrow for a proper read, looking forward to it!