30 days of biking recap - The Dainty Squid

30 days of biking recap

Thursday, October 01, 2015


Challenging myself to another 30 days of biking was a most excellent choice! Just like the 30 days of biking I did back in April this month definitely had it's days where I wondered why I made such a silly goal, where it was hard to get out at all, and when I simply rode around the block just to get my ride in. There were days it was nearly too hot to function and days I rode in the pouring rain. Yesterday I rode with a hat and a jacket. I definitely chose a fun month to experience a little bit of everything in terms of weather. But hey, I did it!

Half way through the month my body was definitely feeling it - and it felt so good! I've always been the kind of person that is like "Oh wow, I worked out once, look how strong I am!" or "I ate some fruit, I'm probably the healthiest person ever" so 30 days on my bike has done wonders for my self confidence. It doesn't necessarily matter if there is a physical difference, I feel awesome! I'd love to get to a point where getting out on my bike every day is something I do and don't even think twice about. No matter how much I'm dreading doing it I have never ever gotten back and not felt excellent. After a ride my mind is more clear, my body feels great, and I swear my skin is prettiest after a light sweat.

Shoes from Modcloth, Bicycle from State Bicycle Co. + Top cap from MASH SF (sold out)

After spending so much time off my bike at the beginning of summer I was almost certain there was no way I would reach my goal to hit 1,000 miles before the end of the year. While I'm still a ways off it at least now seems like an attainable goal as long as I keep on pedaling.

In the last thirty days I have biked 155 miles, found a new favorite spot to bike to, and regained a good portion of my confidence that was lost back in April. I'd call it success!
xoxo

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  1. Good for you! I've been wanting to do more bike riding but my bike isn't very good (I got it from someone else, used) so it's been holding me back that it isn't super comfortable to spend a lot of time on my bike. Hopefully I can get some more rides in before it snows!

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    1. A good bike is so worth it, especially if that's the only thing holding you back! I know having a bike I love helps me want to get out.

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  2. 1000 miles is an insane amount to bike but I'm sure you'll definitely make it. And after you can just think about how athletic you are ;P I have a bunch of silly goal's I've made up before I hit 25 and i've been strugglin to complete them but I think just going for it is the best thing.

    Kim
    Fridayfunday.co

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    1. The funny thing is I was just thinking what a small number that was. There are seriously people out there that do that in a month. I know comparison is awful, but it's hard not to feel like my goal is so silly and small after realizing how much others do.

      Good luck with your goals! :)

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  3. Congrats on reaching your goal! I've tried mini running streaks before and I love it because you prove to yourself you can get out in any kind of weather. Now you know you can ride in rain or sweltering heat. Plus your bike is so so pretty, how could you not ride it everyday?

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  4. Kaylah! I can't tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I've only been following it for a little while, but have found it's something I look forward to. I originally started following it because my daughter LOVES succulents and I noticed in my perusing of Bloglovin' that you do too, but I discovered how inspiring your blogs are along the way. I admit, I'm not much of a bike rider, but I find that these goals you set for yourself (and share,) inspire others to get out there and set some goals for themselves. I just wanted you to know.

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    1. Hey Kristen!

      Aw, thank you so so so much! <3333

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  5. You go girl! Compare yourself to you. Let others inspire you, but if their accomplishments start getting you down, look the other way for a bit. :) I started my yoga practice yesterday after a four month break (I did travel all summer and move across the ocean, so I guess I can use that as an excuse). I felt like a pile of rocks and jello, but I can tell the difference today, after only one session! You've inspired me to do 30 days of yoga. I happened to start on Oct. 1, and I started a little yoga journal, so it's perfect! Thanks! :)

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    1. Awesome, I'm so glad to hear that! Have fun with your 30 days of yoga! :D

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  6. did you get a new bike or just painted it? I thought your bike was yellow and white

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    1. It's a new bike.
      http://www.thedaintysquid.com/2015/09/bike-style-good-vibes-only.html
      :)

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