This January, I bicycled 15 miles every day (on an exercise bike indoors). For 31 days. Straight. No rest days. It was tough, but I’m glad I did it - I wasn’t sure if I’d actually be able to keep it up all month long.

The inspiration came from Pas Normal Studio’s January Resolution Challenge - 1,250km in the month of January. That comes out to ~776 miles, or about 25 miles a day. I was interested, but 25 miles a day was too much for me. Kat suggested 15 miles a day instead and that seemed achievable, but certainly still a challenge. 16 miles is what we ride on the lakefront in warmer weather, and the challenge would be if I could keep it up day in and day out for the whole month.

465 miles later, it turns out I could manage it. Some days felt good, some I wasn’t sure I could finish. But I did. My times ranged anywhere from 45 minutes to just (barely!) under an hour. I went full gas on the 31st and finished sub-45. A good way to send it off.

I’m glad I did it, but I’m glad it’s over. I feel like I got stronger and I had better rides the further we got into the month. But I’m excited to do some non-bike workouts again…after a couple of rest days.