Recently I’ve been allowed to borrow an old mountain bike from my uncle.
And I’ve been putting it to good use! I’ve spent some time riding it through the woods these past four days consecutively, and it’s actually a lot of fun! I’m still getting used to the thing and the different way of biking, but I can cross most trails somewhat decently already. Gets me out of the house for about an hour or so too, which is super great.
Really, it feels surprisingly good to do something new/different for a change. As much as I want to make progress on the werewolves app (and as much as that sadly isn’t happening) I still need to get my exercise, fresh air and exciting experience. Mountain biking is just another way of getting that. And between it and jogging (which I should do more often, too) my legs will eventually be swole as fuck. Can’t wait to fall in love with my own lower body.
As I said though, it’s not all about the exercise. Experience is important too, your brain likes it when it isn’t doing the same thing every waking moment of the day. Variety livens up the place and all that.
People often recommend a specific kind of exercise, but wouldn’t it be better to say, “try/do a lot of things”?