Friday, May 21, 2010

Confession Time...Again.

It’s time that I reveal another truth about the real me.  Give me a minute, this is kind of a big deal.

...c’mon, Kelly, you gotta tell ‘em.  Stop keeping this to yourself...
        i ride a stationary bike.  
...Kelly, you’re still holding back.  The whole truth this time...
       i ride a stationary a group.

There, I said it. It’s who I am, it’s what I do, and I’m proud of it.  So, hate on me if you want, but at least it’s out there now.
Yes, it’s true that on a stationary bike, you work and work and never get anywhere.  
     -I ask you, is that not also true in other aspects of life?

It’s also true that you’re not out enjoying the scenery and nature and stuff.  
     -True enough, but we’ve also had one of the rainiest springs on record;
     yesterday I saw some animals heading two-by-two somewhere.

And I know that cyclists should be, you know, on two wheels. With a stationary bike, I’m only on one and it doesn’t even touch the ground.
     -Guilty as charged.

Here’s how I’ve justified it to myself:
  • You never coast on a stationary bike.  It’s constant work, so it’s a very efficient way to train.
  • High-intensity cardio tends to happen better for me when I’m being pushed by somebody else.
  • It fits my work schedule.
  • I’m noticing when I’m cycling out on the road, I’m lighter and faster.
  • Mrs. C kinda likes the new me.

‘nuff said.


Jessica said...

When I was a little girl, my Dad had this contraption he used to train. It had these huge (remember I was like 2) roller things and he would set his bike on top of them and ride. I think it's probably the same/similar to a stationary bike. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do right? Plus, Mrs. C's opinion is more important that anyone else's, isn't it?

The Hillbilly Banjo Queen: said...

Ha ha! I own one. A LeMond RevMaster. It has a special place in the living room. I credit it with getting me to the end of the 55 mile Reach the Beach ride last weekend.

Kelly Carlisle said...

So apparently I'm not alone! Whew...thanks!