Temperatures plummeted into the 50s over the weekend. My daily swimming routine plummeted too. I had been to Meadowbrook almost daily during the previous week, even swimming under newly installed outdoor lights over the heated outdoor pool.
Still, when temperatures dropped on Saturday, I could not bring myself to take off my sweat suit and go jump into the pool. The water is warmer than the air, but I missed a day.
My sister has moved into a new house. She has three bicycles, one too many to store in her new basement. I’m thinking of asking her if I can store one here.
Ciclovia IV is about to happen on Roland Avenue on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Normally, I walk up and down Roland Avenue with my husband during those most enjoyable Sunday mornings and afternoons when neighbors and people from all over the city bring their children, their dogs, their parents and others to enjoy the festive street closing. The bike lane keeps the fast-paced cyclists from crashing into those on scooters, roller skates and on foot.
I’m a little out of practice on a bike. I rode one a few weeks ago and was a little wobbly at first. I’m thinking that if I practice for the three weeks until the ciclovia takes place, I might not wobble, fall off or worst of all, run into someone.
To be able to ride a bike at the ciclovia, without fear of being hit by a car, might be a good way to begin a new routine for winter exercise outside the pool