Talk about an act now think later kind of moment. I took the plunge last week and signed up to the She Rides Mountain Biking Confidence course. We'll be learning the ropes at Daisy Hill in Brisbane. I do have this tendency to act quite impulsively and then think of the consequences later. And let me tell you it was a spur of the moment decision. I have now joined up and as well as feeling a little excited, I'm also thinking oh my goodness what have I done. A number of thoughts come into my head, falling off, not being able to do it, am I going to fit in, will I like it and at my age, what the heck was I thinking.
To understand fully this act of madness, you need to understand that I was the girl that would rather sit in the art room than do any sort of sport at school. I hated it, I'm not sure why. Maybe I felt that I just wasn't any good at it and didn't want to make an idiot of myself. Time has really taken the turnaround and since I started cycling about three years ago I am now challenging myself to all sorts of sporty things. I even contemplated a triathlon but my bad knees kind of stamped that one out so I will be sticking to the cycling for now. This girl just can't run.
Cycling I have discovered is great. Low impact on the knees and lots of fun. My partner got me started and he was and still is a great coach. He rides longer and faster than me and goes off with his group of riding friends, but we always have our days where we go out and ride together or with friends. I must say, I am totally hooked and I'm feeling fitter and stronger than I ever.
Join me on this new adventure, you just never know where it might take you.