Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Not Fun Anymore

Looking back at February and my goal to try to be on the trainer almost everyday I've come to realize I'm not having fun anymore. It's become work and when something that is supposed to be fun becomes work it's time to step back and reevaluate things. There was only 7 days in February I wasn't on the trainer and what did it get me? Sure my legs are stronger but I also have an inflamed knee and a very sore hip. I've decided to try switching to every other day for being on the trainer hopefully a day on and a day off will give my aches a chance to heal and also help me not dread the dang thing so much. I can ride everyday outside for 3x as much time and not have the same problems. I don't know if it's because the trainer has no give to it and it just amplifies every little problem. I've spent much time and effort to make sure its level, my seat and pedals are adjusted properly and I religiously switch hand positions, it still sucks and it still hurts. So anyway I'm done bitching about it and hopefully every other day will cure some of these issues. I mean riding bike is supposed to be FUN.



thE_kErnEl said...

definitely, keep it fun.

try cross-training or just lifting. do you have a treadmill?

CDV said...

Nope no treadmill, might try to start lifting again on my none bike days. I just need the sun to come out so I can get outside. Time changes on Sunday, more light to ride after work!!!

thE_kErnEl said...

gotta luv the new daylight savings!