Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Riding my bike to visit my horse

I blogged recently about why I miss mucking stalls now that I'm no longer at our old barn — primarily for the sake of the physical exercise.

Well, I found a replacement source of exercise: This week I started riding my bike to visit Panama every afternoon. Although he is pretty close to me now — only a 5 minute drive in the car — it takes about 20 minutes to get there on my bike, thanks to a rather intimidating hill. (It takes me slightly less time, about 15 minutes, to get home. Of course, these times may improve as my strength and endurance improves.)

Conveniently, there is also a bus that will take me directly there on days when the weather isn't so good.

It's not quite an equal exchange for cleaning stalls — for instance, it doesn't do anything for my upper arms, which were becoming quite nicely toned. However, it's a good workout with great incentive (i.e. seeing Panama), so I'm not complaining!

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