If I rock the bike, why not the run?

I hate being fooled.  I especially hate it when I do it to myself.  Getting my bike set up with the bike trainer and actually enjoying training inside was such a surprise to me.  I loved it.  So much so I slacked off on my running.  I figured that if I was doing all this work on the bike then when I did get back outside to run it wouldn’t be so hard to get back up to speed.

Think about it.  The bike is aerobic exercise and so is running.  So if I rock the bike then I can rock the run..right?



It helps but running is totally different than biking.  And I seem to be a slow learner because I have tried to convince myself that they are the same..many times.

For instance if I was doing the elliptical then that had to be the same as the treadmill.  Nope.  Not even in mileage which is one thing I will never understand.

I know I am slow but I can cover a mile on the treadmill in 10-12 minutes.  It takes at least 20 minutes on the elliptical womans health with just as much or sometimes more effort.

There is probably a good explanation but it boggles my mind.

I learned this disparity in fitness levels at a swim class.  Just so you know..and there is no polite way to say this..I suck at swimming.  It’s really not technique but endurance that I need to improve.

In an effort to do improve this I took a swim class specifically for triathletes.  After stating that the swim session kicked my butt and I couldn’t figure it out the swim instructor bluntly told me that it reflected my level of fitness.

WHAT???   Yup..the truth is while I can run and bike pretty well, swimming is another story.   Just so you know, the swim instructor was very kind.  He wasn’t trying to be mean just truthful and I knew he was right.

And that is why I like triathlons.  It is never boring and it is, at least for me, always humbling.

The good thing is when I do kick ass I feel like a gold medalist..even if I am in last place.

I just gotta keep triing!

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  1. Hi Jenn, this isn’t what I wanted to hear. I don’t plan to run a marathon, I am so far behind you in getting fit. But I just started cycling at my yoga studio (yes, it’s called OM cycling) and I’d like to believe that I am “rocking” as you say at staying fit. I guess I just need to remember everyone’s definition of staying fit is different and I will compliment myself for just “triing” something new. Love ya!

    • I’ll bet your cycling class would kick my behind! We are fit and the most important thing is we are in the arena doing it!!!