Wednesday, April 30, 2014

30 Days of Biking

April is the month that we celebrate 30 days of biking. The point of it is just to raise awareness for daily biking and it's a fun excuse to try to ride your bike every day. I did not succeed in biking every day without fail, mostly due to morning sickness and/or pregnancy exhaustion (oh, hello, pregnancy announcement), but I did manage to bike more than my usual 2-3 times a week.

I started out the month strong. On April 1st I rode 30 miles, part of which included this ride with Madi. This was a personal best for me, milage-wise. The longest bike ride I've been on and for the first time I experienced actual chaffing. FUN. Also, maternity pants are not great for biking. I was so tired and sore when I got home I swore I'd never bike again and forget this whole 30 days of biking nonsense. Then Malora texted me "Wanna bike for coffee tomorrow?" and I was all "YES!" and that was that.

Monthly Totals
Days Biked: 20
Miles Logged: 85
Children Carried: 3

My final thoughts after this month is that pregnancy biking, for me, requires an e-assist. If Seattle were flatter I think we'd be ok. But THESE HILLS. They take me forever anyway and they take twice as long when I'm pregnant because I have to keep stopping for breath and water. So I'm saving all my monies and selling some of my excess stuff. And I'm working on a full scale launch of my rebranded business and website. So hopefully I will have one soon :)

Here's some pictures from our many bike adventures this month:
We like to bike to Dick's Drive-In for burgers, ice cream, and to visit Aunt Autumn who now works there.
Getting a drink on our way home from the Bike Rodeo. Gideon can ride up to 2 miles on his balance bike.
Visiting our neighborhood free tiny lending library.
First day of Preschool. First day of Preschool pick up by bike.
Heading out to the zoo! You can see my baby bump.
Zoo parking!

Trading balance bikes for awhile.
Our Costco load!
Meeting Malora and her kiddo for coffee.

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