Since it is getting lighter out in the morning, I have started biking in the early morning before the sluggards....I mean children....get up. Of course I decided to do this on the coldest mornings so far this year. It was 18 degrees yesterday and today. The only part of me which actually gets cold are my feet and my right thumb. I tweaked the system since yesterday and my hands were warmer today. My feet were warmer longer but I definitely need to figure something out so they feel less like bricks when I get home. I think I need bigger shoes so I can fit those heater thingies in there.
It is BEAUTIFUL in the morning. I took off at 6:15 this morning and didn't see any cars for the first half hour. I did see 14 deer and a pair of hawks. I also got to see the sun come up. Loved it. I figure I am going to bike around that time every day as it doesn't interrupt my schedule with the kids. I have felt pretty stretched thin as per usual so starting the day with a little alone time and herds of deer sounds like a nice plan.
I am thankful my clothes fit again too. What a relief. Dusting off the old wardrobe has been nice. I am truly obsessed with this biking thing. I've been in this position before so am familiar with the panic I feel if I might have to miss a day of biking. Facepalm. Yes. Biking disorder. I can eat more too!!!! Yay! Happy times in the cold.