A Change of Scenery

Instead of going to the gym yesterday, Randy wanted to go for a bike ride. I was game. I’d not been on my bike since April….when allergy season was in full bloom and zooming down the Minuteman Bike Trail inhaling all of the pollen helped push my sinus infection over the edge. The bike ride may not have been the cause of the sinus infection, but it is what I associate it with. I have the same reaction to the television show “M.A.S.H.” (I had chicken pox and thew up while watching an episode….the show had nothing to do with my vomitting, but I to this day I can’t help but associate the show to puke).

Anyway, I’ve gotten off track. I agree to go on a bike ride, but requested that we take a different route than the Minuteman Bike Trail. That’s the path we’ve taken for every single bike ride over the last two years and it gets rather boring. Since the trail isn’t a loop, you have to turn around and repeat the same trail in reverse. Plus, there are so many parents with kids in strollers and people walking hand-in-hand that it’s also an annoying obstacle course.

Last night we rode through various streets instead. I really enjoyed it. We weren’t sure where we were going, but we ended up passing through Somerville, Arlington, Medford, Winchester and Cambridge….never repeating a street twice.

And since I weighed myself this morning (for the first time in months) and discovered that I’ve potentially* gained yet another 5 pounds or so, it makes sense that I should keep moving.

*I say potentially because my scale is notoriously wrong. I could check my weight Monday and then again Tuesday and find that I’m 8 pounds heavier…or lighter.

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