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Here We Go Again


This morning, I put on my orange tee-shirt, grey yoga pants, mismatched socks, orange Converse shoes, and red fingerless gloves, which I topped with my old don't-mess-with-me (in my mind) orange jacket. Tilda-Hilda was happy to see me again.

Today made two days in a row for Tilda-Hilda and me. Twenty-minute rides, more or less. I puffed and gasped as I went up slopes and whoo-hoo'd with glee as I coasted down them. My knee twinged a couple of times, but not enough for me to turn back home. And, when I pedaled across an open field, I recalled again what I like about riding bicycles and was ready to take on another hill.

I haven't pedaled Tidla-Hilda since the beginning of the year. A friend asked me why not? Simple. I got lazy, which meant I lost all my muscle tone and gained back nearly all the weight I lost. Five months of laziness is enough. Tomorrow morning Tilda-Hilda and I will go out for a bit longer of a ride. Slowly and surely, we'll get back to taking those long rides on the back roads again.



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  1. It doesn't take long to have muscles turn to mush. I haven't been very diligent about exercise, either. Let's blame it on the weather. Off you go.

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    1. Yup, I was using the weather sometimes -- too foggy, too windy, too cold, and too hot. That hadn't stopped me last year though. I just got plain lazy.

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    1. Tilda-Hilda also puts out a sounds. It's thump, thump, thump from her tires being heavy with cold goop.

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  3. Good for you! I am certain Tilda-Hilda missed you

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    1. She stands next to the Husband's Bright Green Pazazzzzzz. I think it snores to Tilda-Hilda's displeasure.

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  4. Susie,

    It's good to see you back on Tilda-Hilda! Your muscle tone will soon return. The hardest bit is getting back out there and starting again. And you've done that! Off to read more of your Tilda-Hilda adventures...

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Sue. Just after a few days, I feel my metabolism has kicked in. Hurrah!

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