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Out of Retirement

by Meghann on April 15, 2010

This afternoon I had the pleasure of pulling my bike Blue out of retirement.


The poor thing was collecting dust! Can you believe I haven’t taken Blue out for a ride since last July!?!


Yep, it has been a while. So long in fact that I forgot how to even ride my bike! Halfway through the ride we went up a hill and I couldn’t remember how to switch gears! I couldn’t help, but laugh as my chain started cranking as I figured it out. πŸ™‚ Oh, well.

Don’t worry I may have forgotten how to switch gears, but I didn’t forget how to wear my helmet.


I met my sister after work and we did an easy 10 mile run at a local trail.


The whole ride took us about an hour and we spent the whole time chit chatting away. It was nothing intense, just for fun. πŸ™‚

It was pretty late when I got home, so dinner was quick and easy from the fridge.


I bulked up the left over Coconut Red Lentil Soup with a base of kale.



Side of Whole Wheat Pita.



An apple that I heated up in the mircowave with cinnamon and granola appeased my sweet tooth for the evening.


It’s almost the weekend!!!!

Any big plans?

1 Katherine: What About Summer? April 15, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Did you put nuts in your soup? what a clever idea- how did you think of that?

2 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) April 15, 2010 at 10:25 pm

We are planning to have friends over for a cookout this weekend. It should be awesome!

3 theprocessofhealing April 15, 2010 at 10:25 pm

No big plans here πŸ™‚
A bike ride sounds fun!!

4 Sana April 15, 2010 at 10:28 pm

Roller skating and riding an elephant!!!

5 Sarah April 15, 2010 at 10:37 pm

I’m going skiing! Can you believe it?! In April!

6 Jenny April 15, 2010 at 10:42 pm

I have five exams Tuesday so I have a date with the library:(

7 Emilyeatsclean April 15, 2010 at 11:01 pm

Weekend plans:
1) Running outside
2) Cleaning/laundry
3) Househunting!!!!

8 Krista April 15, 2010 at 11:17 pm

I’m coming to Orlando this weekend!!!!! I can’t wait to get my fill of DISNEY!!!!!!!!

9 Amy @ Second City Randomness April 15, 2010 at 11:31 pm

I pulled out my bike today, too! Although it had been collecting dust a bit longer… I forgot how much fun it could be!

10 Emily April 16, 2010 at 12:47 am

I made coconut red lentil soup this week too! Yum.
I was hoping to ride my bike tomorrow but it’s supposed to rain all day. I don’t mind running in the rain, but biking in the rain feels dangerous (even with my obligatory helmet.)

11 jentrinque April 16, 2010 at 1:28 am

I want a bike. I would have no idea how to change gears, either, but I’d figure it out!

12 April 16, 2010 at 1:32 am

You, Caitlin and Co have really inspired me to buy a road bike – your cycling sessions look so much fun!

13 jenna April 16, 2010 at 2:46 am

I’m leaving for Ireland on Saturday and will be spending the week with my 2 best friends! I can’t wait to go running in Dublin and do some exploring!

14 Diana April 16, 2010 at 2:54 am

No huge plans for the weekend, just a nice relaxed time with the fam πŸ™‚

15 britchickruns April 16, 2010 at 2:59 am

My bike is covered in cobwebs and dust, sitting in a stable πŸ˜› it needs dusting off too!
Sounds like you had a good time anyways πŸ™‚

16 KatieF April 16, 2010 at 6:32 am

My bike looks a lot like yours did…except it has a flat, too. πŸ™

My big plans this weekend include going to Boston to run the marathon on Monday!!! πŸ˜€

17 Anna April 16, 2010 at 7:23 am

Sounds like a great afternoon and night!

18 NYCRunnerGirl April 16, 2010 at 7:59 am

Lots of cleaning and wedding planning this weekend, but tonight should be fun – we’re taking a dance lesson!

19 Beth April 16, 2010 at 8:04 am

I am actually looking to buy a bike this weekend!!!! I am soooo excited.

20 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 16, 2010 at 8:08 am

My bike totally needs a tune up. And it needs the cobwebs dusted off!

21 Britt @ Runnerbelle April 16, 2010 at 8:24 am

My bike was a wee bit dusty when I pulled it out of our garage too….although my excuse was snow. πŸ˜‰

I’m resting and fueling up this weekend, getting ready for the big race on Monday….. the Boston Marathon!

22 Kelly April 16, 2010 at 8:26 am

My boyfriend is visiting and we are going to the zoo tomorrow!!

23 thedailyoatmeal April 16, 2010 at 8:35 am

My bike is coming out of retirement when I pick it up at the bike shop today– so happy, like you!

Your post about helmets recently will be motivating me to buy my first one. Hopefully I can find something that fits and doesn’t make me look like a complete dweeb– you have given me promise that it is possible πŸ™‚

24 Carolyn @ April 16, 2010 at 9:25 am

I bought an old Schwinn bike @ Goodwill for $9.95 and it is the best, most comfortable bike I’ve ever ridden. Ugly as sin, but comfortable. It needs new tires, though, and I’ve had a hard time finding ones to fit.

25 missyrayn April 16, 2010 at 11:42 am

That apple granola thing is one of my favorites and I love adding a bit of almond butter for frosting πŸ™‚

26 hundredtenpounds April 16, 2010 at 12:16 pm

We had plans to go on a long bike ride tomorrow but the weather doesn’t seem to be cooperating! πŸ™

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