Today is My Birthday.

I bought myself a birthday present yesterday.  I bought a new bicycle.  It wasn’t expensive, but I actually went to a bicycle shop rather than “super-mega-store”.  I actually bought two bicycles.  One for me, and one for my daughter.

A Bike!
A Bike!

It’s been a few years since I had a bicycle.  The last time I really rode any distance, I could barely breathe.  Yesterday, I was out for about an hour, and I never really got winded.  I guess the time on the elliptical helped out.  Today, I’m a bit sore.

It’s my birthday, so my diet is on hold for the day.  I’ve eaten healthy so far, but I’ll be meeting up later with my wife and daughter.  There will be a lot of food, cake, and ice cream.  I’ve also decided I’m going to have a few beers.

I rode my bike to the liquor store, wearing a stupid-looking backpack, and bought a six-pack of Sam Adams.  It’s not that far.  The round trip was about 15 minutes.  I don’t know that distance, but it can’t be more than a couple of miles.

I hope to spend a lot more time on this thing.