I Did It, And So Can You - Mary Kiholm
If you are a seasoned cyclist, stop reading – you probably won’t relate. However if you are relatively new and thinking about participating in the Huntsman World Senior Games, you may gain courage from my story.
At 69+, I decided it was time that I got rid of the extra weight I had slowly accumulated from a sedentary professional life and even more leisurely retirement years. When it came time to add exercise to the dietary mix, I bought a really cute Beach Cruiser bicycle, added a pet carrier for our Westie, and began my incredible journey. Having always hated any type of exercise and especially SWEAT, I figured that at least I could attract a smile from neighbors and friends. Living in Southern Utah means that you can’t go more than a few miles without climbing hills and it took a while, and a lot of practice, but I got to where I could finally conquer most of the hills I met.
While my first attempts were strenuous and ...