Back on the Bike!

Biking has long been one of my favorite physical activities. It’s something Luis and I have enjoyed as a couple, and it’s something I’ve also enjoyed on my own. Some people run to clear their heads … I like to bike.That said, it’s been forever since I got on a bike. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to bike or I’ve been lazy; it’s more circumstantial than anything.

Though my OB never said I should stop biking once I was pregnant with Maya, I had a whole host of complications and I made the executive decision to lay off the bike. Anything that could potentially put me — or her — at risk just seemed silly and not worth it.

Then she was born … and life as we knew it completely changed. I was lucky to get in a shower, let alone the thought of heading out for a solo bike ride.

Several months after she was born, I did my first solo ride … but it was a one time deal. I was still nursing and didn’t want to give up family time at night. We considered a bike trailer, but even last summer she was too small for it. And though we could take turns and ride solo, that didn’t seem like much fun.

Which is why this weekend’s Craig’s List purchase has me grinning from ear to ear. Continue reading “Back on the Bike!”