Now that the weather is warming up again, it is time to break out the bikes and get riding! Here are my top 9 tips for safe cycling: 1. Wear a helmet. Even if you think they don’t look “cool” or whatever, wear one anyways. Because even if you are aware of your surroundings and riding [...]
I joined a gym a few weeks ago. I adored, loved, was head-over-heels in love with my Pilates studio, butthere were only a few set times I could go to class every week. If I had a doctor’s appointment or felt too sick or had a conference call or was just on a roll and [...]
I cycle. I live in Ithaca. Which means that to leave town, I have no choice but to bike uphill. And most of those hills are long and/or steep. Aka, challenging. While I’ve gotten used to the one between our house and Dan’s office (ie: I feel less like I’m going to die than I used to), I’m always a little fearful to attack the others. But when I do, at least I have a mental list of things that are helpful and things that are not as I huff and puff my way up.
This weekend was the Finger Lakes International Dragon Boat Festival. It was also the first festival that included community paddling teams, so Dan’s coworker organized a team, filled out with some regular Ithaca dragon boaters. And wouldn’t you know it? We won first out of the eight community teams! If you’ve never seen a dragon [...]
How to Change a Flat Tire
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Today, I took the front yard from this…to this…
If that doesn’t count as a workout, I don’t know what does.
Hey there, savvy readers! My name is Courtney and I blog over at Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life. While my dear friend, Julie, is busy buying and moving into her new house (YAY!) I’ve offered to help her out by doing a little guest post. On a side note, I first met Julie this past July [...]
A few months back, I asked for your advice on making my indoor workouts more interesting. I have a trainer that allows me to ride my bike inside during the winter months, but it can get so boring. I’m dreaming of the day it is warm enough to bike outside again!
Then, I finally found my solution: reading while cycling. I put a towel over my handlebars (and therefore covering the bike computer that tells me my time and mileage), and put my book on top of the towel. Reading captures my attention a lot more than TV does, and it helps me towards my “read 101 books in 1001 days” goal!