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Iowa is kicking my butt - it's a much larger state than I realized, but I should be through it by the end of this month. It's taken almost exactly a month to pedal.
I haven't been able to rack up quite as many miles as I've wanted this month, what with the hip being all uncooperative and all, but I'm at 177.8 miles for the month, bringing my total for the year up to 659.84. I'm getting there. (1696.26 more miles to Portland)
When I first began biking in January, I did a lot of 6 miles/30 minute rides. Now I'm doing more 10-14 mile rides and last night I biked for 100 minutes - and went 18.6 miles.
And I was able to walk down the stairs this morning.
For anyone thinking about a Reebok Trainer - I do love it. And random fact, the batteries on it lasted just over 600 miles. I've purchased the adaptor for it now, but I started on the batteries and was curious how long they'd go. The only thing I don't like about the adaptor is that it plugs into the front of the bike, which makes sense since that's where the brains are, but it makes it tricky in my instance to plug it in since the outlet is behind me. I'm working on it. For now I just plug it into the outlet on the other side of the kitchen when I use it and should out "Don't Trip On the Cord!" reminders to everyone who walks by. Oh - and the cord is short on the adaptor - it doesn't reach any of my three closest outlets, so an extension cord is a must.