Friday, July 10, 2009

I did it...

I rode a bike!!! We decided that we really wanted to see some of Cape Cod while we were here. Layton found a high speed ferry that goes from Boston to Cape Cod in about an hour and a half. I was totally fine with that, even though I knew I may get a little sea sick. Then he brought up that he'd like to rent bikes and take the trail out to a gorgeous beach called Race Point. After much convincing, he finally got me to agree even though I was utterly and entirely FREAKED OUT!!

I have not been on a bike in over 10 years and before that I probably only rode a bike about 3 or 4 times. Getting back on a bike is actually on my list of 30 things that I'd like to do before I turn 30...well, today I got to cross that off of my list. It was sooo scary! We rented a tandem back in Provincetown and proceeded to find the bike trail. We had to ride on street for awhile and even a small highway, so every time a car wizzed by us I let out a little scream. I also thought that we were going to tip over a few times. Let me tell was not an easy task! I am so pooped out right now! We had a fabulous time learning to work together as a team to go up and down the huge hills. I made Layton promise to be very patient with me and he did an amazing job. I think I only had to remind him once or twice not to get frustrated with me.
We made it to the beach and walked around for a little bit and I got some GREAT photos! We ended up grabbing a late dinner at a small pizza place right up the street from our place. I had a fabulous day. One that I will never forget. I am so thankful that my wonderful husband encouraged me to do something today that I was much to afraid to do on my own!

Today's total mileage: Walked: 3.5 Ridden on a bike: 6+
Today's blessing: Being encouraged by Layton to conquer something that I was afraid to do...and actually enjoying it!!

1 comment:

  1. Yeah I'm so proud of you! Can't wait to see more pictures when you get back! Glad you had a great day! Love ya!