April Challenge, Day 30!

Today’s Movement: Cycling (outdoors) & Stretching

Thirty days of movement – I made it! It seemed fitting to end as I began with a bike ride. I jumped on the light rail for a few stops then cycled another five miles or so to meet my spouse (her first ride of the year!) and a good friend and their toddler (her first ride ever!). We did a leisurely seven miles on the Burke-Gilman, all of us having our own challenges for the day (ask me about falling over in while still clipped into my bike…THAT’S going to take some practice), but enjoying the morning and camaraderie.

ON THE MOVE:

I saw: The city waking up and being active on a Sunday morning – Cyclists, divers, runners, kayakers…
I loved: Being part of a toddler’s first ride and also being out the bikes for the first time with my spouse this year.
#RealTalk: Did I mention that clipless pedals / cycling shoes are going to take me a while to get used to? Ouch.

 

A multimodal morning!

 

April Challenge, Day 20

Today’s Movement: Walking (& Stretching)

I had a super hectic day at work and instead of getting up for the gym, I got up early to work on some items before going into the office. Fitness is certainly a priority for me, but so is not being so stressed out about time while I’m moving that it’s not at all enjoyable. Thankfully my sweetie was up for an evening walk and everything worked out. She has been so supportive of me in this movement challenge, and I really can’t thank her enough.

ON THE MOVE:

I saw:  At the very beginning of our loop around the park we saw an eagle with a fish in its talons that it had just picked up from the lake. Nature is badass.
I loved:  The surprise evening sun! The forecast did not look terribly promising, but we lucked out!
#Realtalk:  I was all kinds of sore after yesterday’s workout. I spent a little time on the foam roller which was both terrible and amazing.

April Challenge, Day 9

Today’s Movement: Running

The sun is out today. I was sure I was going to go on a bike ride, but after my run the other night, I was excited to get out again. I got a massage this morning (being hard on your body means taking care of your body…) and spent the rest of the day getting things done around the house. I prefer to workout in the mornings, but with the daylight lasting longer and the sun finding its way out today, it didn’t feel like a chore at all. I’m still feeling slow on the run, but I’m trying to give myself a little grace while I ramp up again.

ON THE MOVE:

I saw: Tulips! They are finally peeking their heads out.
I loved:
Seeings all the Seattleites out, soaking up some Vitamin D.
#Realtalk: 
Do pants that stay up while you run exist?

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