But for the summer, I've taken up...bike riding. I'm using a fantastic second-hand bike that came from my uncle, who lives in the big city and gets around a lot by bicycle. It's a men's bike, but other than having to get used to the high cross bar, you can't really tell the difference. A friend and I are trying to go once a week and ride the local trails for 30 minutes or so. And any errand I have to run in the evening, I'm trying to take my bike. The nice thing is that I can pretty much get anywhere in town in 15 minutes, which makes the round trip manageable both physically and as a time commitment.
So I'm hoping it not only gets me back into shape faster, but that it also helps with this back injury (muscular) I've got. I'm seeing a physiotherapist, but the injury is so painful I'm still up most of the night, unable to sleep. Luckily there is no pain whatsoever once I'm up and going. But it is so frustrating to have a baby that is such a good sleeper at night, who is going long stretches without nursing and goes right back to sleep after she does nurse, and I'm awake all night in pain. It is so not fair!