The other day after much contemplation I decided to buy a new bike. My old bike, a cheap mountain bike handed down from my mom, is falling apart and not worthy of repair. I didn't have much money to spend so 'round these parts that means you head to Wal Mart. I LOVE my new bike. Seriously, like can't wait to wake up and ride it every day LOVE it. I went with a cruiser bike; coaster brakes, no gears, big seat.......so comfy! S calls it a granny bike but she wants one too ;) I rode about 2.5/3 miles the first day and then the second day I went for it......5 miles!!! Not sure what I was thinking. The middle and end section of the ride were very hilly and by the time I got home I was a wreck. I was huffing and puffing like a dog in heat and covered in sweat. My legs were jello and my booty hurt. Strangely, it felt good. I was so proud of myself for making it all the way. 5 miles on a bike ain't too shabby for a fat girl huh? LOL. Yesterday it rained and my new bike had to sit and wait but this morning I got back on. I woke up a little too late so I only had 30 mnutes to ride so I did the 2.5/3 mile ride again no problem. TOmorrow I have a 4 mile ride mapped out. I'll do 5 miles gain, soon, but probably not the same route. It was REALLY hard. I'll get back to it again, I know I will, I just need to work up to it a little.