It was a gorgeous day today. I took a short bike ride up to Roscoe and back. Even though I wear bicycle shorts and I bought a gel seat, my butt still gets sore. I think I am going to have to buy another seat for my bike.
Today, I taught my exercise class at ONEgeneration. It was a big class. It went really well. I have started incorporating some new exercises and my students seem to enjoy them. I am feeling stronger every day and my exercise classes build stamina for my cycling.
Today, I went to ONEgeneration, but I didn’t teach the class. I took the class from Pat. Pat had already taken two of my classes so this would be a great opportunity for me to see what she does with her class. While we both teach “Fit While You Sit” exercises, we have very different styles and it is good for the seniors to be exposed to different learning styles.
Today, I wanted to ride my bike a little further than I usually do. I originally thought I would ride to Calabasas, but once I got out on the road, I decided to ride to West Hills. I took a left on Burbank, took a right on Platt, a left on Ingomar, a right on March, a left on Roscoe and a right on Valley Circle and then I rode all the way to Lake Manor, Chatsworth. It was a beautiful day and I passed several other cyclists. When I got to Plummer, I decided to turn around and ride [...]
Today I taught my exercise class at ONEgeneration. It was my biggest class to date! I had over 40 students. I need a bigger room! Josh is going to post my videos so more people can watch them on YouTube!
I went out for a short ride today, about an hour. I rode around the neighborhood, West Hills. I really enjoyed taking the side streets and looking at all the pretty yards and houses. I am glad that I got the seat lowered. It’s amazing how one little adjustment can make all the difference in the world. I wore my bike shorts too. Every day I am feeling more and more like an athlete.
Today I went to Walmart and I got a bike seat pad. My butt was so sore from my bike ride on Saturday. I wanted a pair of bike shorts, but Walmart didn’t have any, but the guy at Walmart told me to try Big 5. So, I went to Big 5 and I got a pair of bike shorts. I went back to Santa Monica Cyclery and had Garth adjust the seat for me. It was a little too high and I didn’t feel safe. I feel better now that my seat is lower and my feet can touch [...]
I ran into Greg and Karen at the gas station today. I shared with them my good news of buying my bike. I also admitted that I took a big fall. Karen made me feel better when she told me that she had fallen too. It is all part of the sport. Greg and Karen have been very supportive of me these past few months. I am so glad that I know them.
Today, I rode all the way to Devonshire. I rode the bike path along the Metro Orange line. I am gaining more and more confidence as I ride my new bike. I feel I could have gone farther, but my butt was feeling it, so I came home. One of the things that I always remember to do is to “LOOK”. That was the first word that I learned how to spell. That is such an important word, especially if you are riding a bike. I am constantly looking at the path ahead of me. I have to be watching [...]
Pat asked me if I could step in and teach her exercise class today at ONEgeneration. Pat is the reason why I teach at ONEgeneration. Several years ago, when I first came back from Montana, ONEgeneration called me. The Executive Director, Cathy Carpenter, asked me if I would be interested in taking an exercise class for instructors sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation. My friend, Dolores, worked at ONEgeneration and she mentioned to Cathy that I was a teacher and that is how Cathy got my information. I thought it was fate, since both my Dad and my grandmother had rheumatoid [...]