Friday, November 23, 2018
Five Miles Before Meals?
My stationary bike, however, is not covered with dust or spiders. It's in a warm spot where I can get to it easily and ride it in preparation for breaking the road bike out in the spring, Lord willing.
I'm not a morning person. Quite the opposite. This morning, however, I woke up at 4:45 a.m. and felt like doing something, even if it was wrong. I decided to ride the exercise bike.
Five miles before breakfast isn't part of my usual routine, even when I wake up late, but it worked this morning, with the help of a few apple slices, a tablespoon of peanut butter for fuel, and some lemon-infused water. I will try to do another five miles before lunch, and perhaps supper. We'll see how the rest of the day goes. I have to knit together over 8,000 words to finish the novel today. Yesterday, I left the book's characters playing a human-sized chess game at a castle in New York state, while trying to outsmart a criminal. I'm sort of curious as to how they're getting along. Maybe I'll have them row a boat or something. If they do exercise, does it count against my daily quota?