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How I felt when I took a break from cycling?

break for cycling

After 4 week challenge I thought that it could be nice to take some break. I was wondering whether I’m gonna miss cycling or not.

I wasn’t cycling regularly 2 months before today. I was just cycling some days and riding it for commuting sometimes. But it wasn’t easy to cycle for commuting every time. Than I quit my job interestingly and I decided to cycle while I was looking for a new job.

I tried to cycle everyday with a 5 miles a day challenge as some of you know. After one month challenge I became exhausting and I’ve decided to finish it at the end of the 31st day. Because number of the days I bored was increasing and it was probably causing to decrease my performance. Than I didn’t want to be bored with cycling completely.

I thought that it might be better to take some break, maybe 1-2 days. I wondered the feeling while I’m not cycling. Frankly, I wanted to miss cycling.

To me, it doesn’t matter whether it’s raining or the sun is shining or whatever: as long as I’m riding a bike I know I’m the luckiest guy in the world – Mark Cavendish

I took one week break!

After taking one week break I can say that I really missed cycling so much. It wasn’t like withdrawal syndrome of course, but If I were cycling for a long long time I could feel like that way. I didn’t feel good, really, I felt tired. I felt tired last days of the challenge, too, but it was better than this kind of tiredness.

Normally I was planning my day for cycling everyday while challenging. Even in the late hours or when I was exhausted etc. I did it everyday except one day, but I compensated it with doubling the distance in the next day. I felt like I should do something everyday after taking the break. My body was trying to tell something to me.

So, I didn’t like “no cycling days”. I’m gonna go on cycling from tomorrow  even I couldn’t do it everyday.  I hope each bike lover keeps cycling anytime. Believe me, cycling is a  really good activity!



  1. My husband is an avid cyclist and winters kill him. We live in Maine so he can’t bike for a few months at a time. Even though he does all sorts of winter activities, he yearns for his bicycle. Every year he does 100 mile ride in one day. Sometimes going further. I think we’ll both enjoy your blog. Gotta follow!

      1. He does that once a year, but in the past he’s gone further. His record for a 24 hour period is 212 miles. I followed him in the truck so he could eat or drink whenever he wanted. The sad thing is that the end of 24 hours, he was walking much better than I was! Thank you for the follow, too!

          1. Dino, I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I’ll be posting it in a little while. Keep an eye out for it. 🙂

  2. Hi, Dino! Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my posts on why you should walk more and how to flight the flu. I see you are also a bike enthusiast. It is a wonderful way to start (or finish) the day and exercises the heart as well as the brain. Keep up the good work!

  3. Interesting post and comments. I am doing more artwork now then ever, and when I skip a day or so, I miss it and almost experience an anxiety. I wonder when and how missing something turns into a compulsion and then an obsession.

  4. I’m no obsessed with cycling, yet 🙂 But I can understand the people who are obsessed with something. If you have something which you love to do, it can be part of your life after a while. It’s like falling in love.

    You might be in love with you art. That’s awesome! 🙂

  5. I am doing cycling everyday as I am using it for my college purpose that’s why your article topic was very interesting to me. I have enough time to take a break for next day ride. Thanks

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