Author: Theresa

About Theresa

Always interested in new adventures. On my road bike, I feel like I am capable of keeping up with the big boys. Every day is what you make of it; enjoy life.

Sunscreen – Biking Under Cover

If you want to bike outside, then you may want to consider covering up to reduce your risk of skin cancer. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, “Studies prove that using sunscreen reduces the risk of developing skin cancer. Other things you can do to reduce your risk are to seek shade and wear clothing that protects your skin from the sun.”

Since it is difficult to find a biking route that has 100% shade coverage, here are some of my favorite sunscreen tips:

  1. Cover it up – clothing is great protection from the sun. Try one of the Continue reading

Be Seen and Be Fashionable – High Vis

A quick online search of high visibility clothing presents images of construction workers and safety officers. The colors are typically some form of neon orange, yellow, & red with some highly reflective stripes. Since those bulky safety vests and jackets are not the most aerodynamic for cycling and running, designers have figured out ways to incorporate the high visibility fabrics into our athletic fashion.

What is high visibility clothing? High visibility clothing is a type of personal protective equipment (PPE.) It is any clothing worn that has highly reflective properties or a color that is easily discernible from any background. The reflective part of the clothing is Continue reading

Fitness, Fitness, how do I measure thee?

To be fit or not to be fit, that is the question. Fitness can be measured by how you feel or by objective measures. If I feel like I can go out and ride my bike all day, I am fit. If I feel like I need a nap and have not exercised for a day or two, then, I do not feel fit. The problem with this very subjective measurement is that it may not reflect my capabilities or progress to improve my fitness.

There are many ways to objectively measure fitness and it’s best to keep it simple if you have never assessed your fitness level before. Some of the elements to measure may include: Continue reading