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    I did it!

    Well today I got back on my bike for my first real ride in 5 years. I've done a few rides around the block just to test the LBS tune up and for a little "seat" time. Today I pushed it. Well it seems like i pushed it. 6.6 miles over some slightly hilly terrain. I noticed the my extra 75 pounds made mountains out of molehills but none-the-less, I finished it. Not sure what my time was but I'm estimating 45 minutes which is fine with me since my doc wants 30 mins x 5 days a week to battle the diabetes.
    Anyway worked up a good sweat and I'll probably sleep good tonight.

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    That is a good return ride.
    Have fun and don't be concerned about speed.
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    Great ride , speed will come with time.
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    That's great. I think 30 mins 5x/wk is a perfect goal to shoot for - it's sustainable, fits into a lunch hour most of the time, and is great for your health. Speed is irrelevant, as long as you're getting your heart rate up. If you can't ride 5 days a week, a brisk walk for the same length of time is just as good. I alternate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tk4790 View Post
    Well today I got back on my bike for my first real ride in 5 years. I've done a few rides around the block just to test the LBS tune up and for a little "seat" time. Today I pushed it. Well it seems like i pushed it. 6.6 miles over some slightly hilly terrain. I noticed the my extra 75 pounds made mountains out of molehills but none-the-less, I finished it. Not sure what my time was but I'm estimating 45 minutes which is fine with me since my doc wants 30 mins x 5 days a week to battle the diabetes.
    Anyway worked up a good sweat and I'll probably sleep good tonight.
    Excellent! You're on the road again to great health, towards managing "D" and living a long, happy life. Take it easy, but do take it!
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