Thursday, June 4, 2009

Cross Training



Try to ignore the creepy chick on the right who may or may not be me.

Around Easter, I bought a new bike. My hubby installed a bike seat for Sophie, and tonight we took the bike for its maiden voyage. Gotta say, I don't really remember, but I'm pretty sure I was not this nervous when I rode a bike without training wheels for the first time. I was really worried about falling over with Sophie on the bike. The whole "You better not fall" lecture from my husband didn't help.

Our first trip was a whole two miles and took about thirty minutes. Not because I was riding that slow (although I was going pretty slow), but because we stopped to visit our friend Anita and her horses. And then we stopped to visit the new baby alpaca at the alpaca farm around the corner.

Sophie loved the bike, I didn't fall, and we made it back home in one piece right before bath time. I think this whole cross training thing might work.

16 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Nice!! Bet Sophie loved it! Truth be told, I'd be nervous too... but glad to hear there was no falling :)

Mama said...

Glad to hear you had fun and no falling! I've never been brave enough to ride with my kids (then again, I'm not brave enough to ride a bike by myself around here...)

MCM Mama

RunMommyRun said...

Super cute pic of the ladies. :)

Marlene said...

Sounds like so much fun. Cute pic, too!

joyRuN said...

I love the pic!

I'm pretty comfortable on the bike on my own, but with a kid on the back - I'm a nervous wreck!!

D10 said...

I would be a wreck too. Glad you didn't fall. I think once you get past the thought of tipping your fine. Cute picture.

Ali said...

love the photo, two super cute chicks!

I Run for Fun said...

Sounds like a fun ride. Both of you look very cute!

ShutUpandRun said...

Sophie is SO cute. Looks just like you. I love that name too.

Sarah said...

What a cute picture!!! We got a bike seat for my son when he was one and he HATED it! I am hoping now that he is a little older that he will enjoy it and not be terrified. :)

chris mcpeake said...

cross training and spending time with the little one ... all at once. Pretty awesome

theloosemoose said...

Sophie looks so much like you!

The Happy Runner said...

Nice! That sounds like fun.

Running Through Life said...

How nice that you were both out to spend some quality time together. Cute picture of the two of you!

M2Marathon said...

Aw, what a cute pic! And you rock that pink helmet! I still have not gotten the cahonas to put either of my children behind me on my bike. After dumping them with the stroller this spring, I think is really the right decision for me. :-)

Chris said...

I remember that feeling! You and your daughter are adorable -- you're not creepy at all. ;-)

I'm Chris, and I came via "Shut Up and Run!". Nice to meet you! I recently started a running blog at http://seechrisyrun.com. My original blog is CSquaredPlus3 so I don't have two Blogger identities. Just trying to make friends in the running community. I'll be back! :-)