Emily quickly wrote this post, then headed off for a few days of play. She likes to play. I've posted for her, in the hopes of encouraging you to join her, in mind at least.
Biking was something I rediscovered a few years back while staying at Green Mountain in the summer. One afternoon, I borrowed one of the mountain bikes they had and took off for the hills. The next spring, I bought my own bike and have been riding it nearly every day since the weather turned warm. It's now my exercise of choice. Come to think of it, I don't even consider it exercise, but a whole lot of fun. I definitely miss it if I haven't been out in a few days. Every time I get back on my bike I feel completely free. I remember one of Green Mountain's interns writing that you should "get fit to play, because playing will keep you fit!" So without further ado, here are five reasons why I love biking.
- It's a built-in interval workout with some hills and some flat stretches.
- It's easy on the knees.
- For someone who can't stand to go to the gym on a sunny day, I get to be outside AND get exercise.
- It's an amazing feeling to go long distances with nothing but the power of your own two feet.
- It reminds me of being a kid, pink streamers on my handlebars and pebbles in my pockets, headed for nowhere in particular.
How do you like to play?