Thursday, July 30, 2009
Did I always have sit bones?
Well, obviously I did. But seriously - I don't remember them being an issue when I was a kid. You just got on your bike and road. No padding in your shorts - just you and the bike. And I was a lot less fearful then. Going down hills was no big deal - I was a kid - I flew down them. As an adult, I'm slowly working up the courage to go down at more than 2 mph. I don't remember going up them being so bad either - just stand up in your seat and pedal harder. I'm getting there, but it's slow going getting back in biking shape. I wish I had never stopped riding - but that's what happens when you get a car. When I was a pre-teen, I would ride my bike all over. I remember riding to the Park & Rec summer camp that was on the other side of town. Not such a big deal. It's not that I did it every day, but it was not unusual for me to do it. Then I started driving a car. I tried to get back into biking about 8 years ago, but I had issues with the bike, had a minor biking accident (he drove his bike like he was drunk, but he looked about 8 yrs old, so I'm hoping he wasn't) and I found other ways to get exercise - or not. We have plans this time, ambitions, goals. One goal is to get my sit bones comfortable with the whole idea of biking! Another goal is to ride in a City bike ride that goes through all 5 boroughs next spring. And of course, there's the being fit and doing it together part - I like that one a lot.