Vero Beach's Historic Jungle Trail. More at http://mrsjennifercook.om

Biking Vero Beach’s Jungle Trail

We love staying out at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.  (More to come on that in a later blog…)  We have been there a number of times and it’s just about the perfect vacation spot.  It’s about a two hour drive from Orlando, close enough but not too close.  This time, I figured I would bring…

The sun is starting to rise in Orlando. See more at http://mrsjennifercook.com

Biking to work in Orlando

May is bike month.  Did you know that? It’s also one of the few months in Florida where the weather can be PERFECT for bike riding. For years I’ve debated biking to work.  But as a working mom, there are many factors to consider: Do I need to pick up kids from school? Most days…

April 2013 Workout Numbers

Overall, April was a great workout month.  Despite two different out-of-town trips, I got a lot of workouts in.  PLUS, a lot of walking in Chicago and Washington, D.C.  So happy that this is now just habit…now I need to kick it up a notch and do more of something different because I’m still not…

1000 miles

This past weekend I hit the 50% mark of my yearly biking goal! Over 1,000 miles have been logged on the bike.  Now, a lot of that is spin class, but it counts and damn it…it’s not easy to do it every morning at 6am. At this pace, I’ll almost double my yearly goal!! I…

Sunday Morning Bike Adventure

I don’t know if it’s the crappy weather outside, but this morning’s bike ride was quite the adventure! It’s nice and overcast, and there were a few sprinkles along the way.  But nothing too bad…although the wind is getting pretty fierce out there! I’ve mentioned it before, but the area behind my house is some…

February 2013 Workout Numbers

February 2013: 265.48 miles on the bike – 164,108 pounds lifted. Yes – I’m pretty proud of my process.  I made THREE different boards at the YMCA this month.  The one below for total weight lifted.  Another for most workouts (36) and another for total workout days (18). But at the end of the day…

January 2013 Workout Numbers

January 2013 is one of my best fitness months in a long time! I just hope I can keep this up for the rest of the year! January 2013: 299.14 miles on the bike – 155,840 pounds lifted.  It was such a great month I even made the board at my YMCA! I’m really happy…

Adorable bike crossing sign at Disney's Wilderness Lodge.

Why I will never forgive Lance Armstrong

I love to bike and secretly wish I could quit my desk job and just tool around town all day exploring different paths and trails.  I’ve always enjoyed cycling as a hobby, but over the last few years I’ve really turned to it as a place of enjoyment, stress relief and health benefits. The more…

2012 Workout Numbers

2012 Total: Miles: 1,104.47 miles Weights: 473,754 pounds Goal for 2013 – at least double all!! December 2012:  111.19 miles on the bike – 17,540 pounds lifted in weights November 2012: 56.76 miles – 29,840 pounds lifted October 2012: 203.65 miles  – 89,045 pounds September 2012: 139.9 miles – 79,540 pounds lifted August 2012: 272.02…