I was riding Gypsy the other day and realized that my legs are for sure NOT my strongest muscles in my body. I tried to kick ass and pump it up one of the neighborhood hills and here came the asthma that I forget I have. I made it though!
I remember my legs feeling like this after riding my bike across town when I was a teenager. I would get off after riding quite a long distance and they would feel like they were ready to go out from under me.
When I lived in Arizona I didn’t feel it as much as I do here in CA. Arizona is flat and easy. At least it was in the town that I lived in. When I did hit the occasional hill, I didn’t think much of it.
My conclusion is, that I need to keep working up those hills. I have 2 in particular that I am going to work my way into. They are very intimidating to me. I think it will be good for my lungs to strengthen them as well and work my way up to the steeper ones.
I’m going to keep on pumping and working these legs of mine. I can’t be outdone by the individuals that are double my age and kick ass every day. Ha! They. Are. Awesome!! 🙂
I know what you mean – I dread hills. The one thing I use for motivation is to look forward to coasting down the other side. I view that as “earned laziness.”
Thanks for sharing.
I totally agree!! That is what I was thinking about on the way home that day. Also, when I drive around town I put those big hills in my memory bank for later. I NEED to accomplish them. I can see better fit legs and ass and healthier lungs in my future. 🙂