I’ve had my bike for 7 months now, and in that time I feel like I’ve been in warp speed trying to learn everything possible and improve in every way that I could in a short period of time. Had I been at it alone, I’d still be back at the bike story trying to figure out how to get the thing home (did I ever mention that I literally couldn’t figure out how to get it in my car so I drove home, ran back to the store, and rode the bike home?).
There are three things that have pushed me from the day I rode my bike home after asking if I could ride on the sidewalk (they said no):
1. Friends. I have a lot of great friends that run, but I’ve been especially thankful for Tori and Beth in the riding department. Both girls are experienced triathletes and answered all my nutty questions and helped me when I first started running…I wish I could find some old text messages with the ridiculousness they included.