[Homestead] cycling vs. obesity rates
jeanne13 at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 30 15:47:08 EDT 2009
Keep it up. It sounds like you are doing great!
North East TN zone 6
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Subject: [Homestead] cycling vs. obesity rates
Yeah for biking...
I just finished canning tomatoes (juice and stewed) after picking a
slew of beans this morning. Next up is dog washing, both babies need a
bath in the worst way, and after that I'll start snapping beans.
Hopefully by the time I go to bed tonight, I'll have 6 or 7 meals of
beans in the freezer, at least. For dinner, beef, bean, and ancho
enchiladas with fresh tomato sauce. In the middle of all of that,
somewhere, I have to find time to ride.
Last Saturday was my first day back in a shoe, and that afternoon, I
rode my bike for the first time in a month. I felt so out of shape, but
amazingly, I did something that I did not think I could do-I made it to
the campground and back. The old forest service campground is a mile
and a half from here, all uphill, a mile of slippery gravel. I tried to
go up there last summer, but only made it 300 feet or so before turning
back. Of course, Sunday was sheer torture. To avoid putting too much
pressure under where I had the surgery, I moved my foot forward a bit on
the pedal and effectively inflamed two different parts of my foot.
Dumb, dumb, dumb. So after a few days of rest, I am ready to go again.
The bad thing about cycling is that it does nothing for belly fat. It
burns calories, yes; it strengthens the heart and lungs, yes; it will
sculpt your legs, yes; but it does zip for your stomach. Anyway, now
that I have proven to myself that I can handle the forest service roads
and gravel, I may be a bit more adventurous and really put this bike to
the test. It is a cool, quiet way to venture into the woods.
"Never expect magic from no where" Baringo (Kenyan) working motto
EarthNSky Farm, NW Georgia, USA
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