Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Where has the time gone?!

It's summer already! We had our first taste of summer heat the last couple of days. It was brutal.

Last time I posted, I will still on family leave taking care of my mom (she's doing fine) and had completed the Errandonnee challenge. Then April came and I started the 30 Days of Biking Challenge. I was doing great with it, but unfortunately once I went back to work in the middle of the month, my biking became sporadic again. It's still incredibly difficult trying to balance working full time, taking care of the kiddo & all of the adult stuff I need to tend to. But I'm working on it. I'm trying to set aside at least 20 minutes a day for conscious exercise (a walk, a bike ride, a swim, etc).

Kiddo loves the Yepp Maxi seat I installed on Betty the Beach Cruiser. We've taken many rides to the playground. The only drawback is the limited carrying capacity--the Yepp seat has rendered my rear rack useless for carrying anything else. I have to rely on my front basket for everything. I can just about stuff the diaper bag in it, and that's about it. Now that beach weather is here, we'll probably switch back to the trailer so that I can haul everything.

I bought kiddo a balance bike, but so far he has shown zero interest in it. That's ok. It will be there for when he does.

You can always follow me on Instagram (@girlonabikedc) for more recent updates on our adventures.

I've been making an effort to ride more at work. Easier said than done.

Picnics in the park will happen more often.

Took a bike history tour of Brentwood/Woodridge. It was very interesting.

Walking with the kiddo. 

Yeah, he needs a bigger helmet.

Not my bike at the beach.