Food & Fitness

I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride my bike…

(Seriously. How great is Queen?).

I won a bike from the “Free Your Y” campaign over at Angie’s Women’s Diet and Fitness site (go check out her great blog!), and today it arrived! I am taking it to the bike shop tomorrow to get it all assembled and then I will become a biking fanatic and will ride my bike everywhere. I will become known as the Girl on the Yellow Bicycle (anyone else into the chick lit and has read Confessions of a Shopaholic? …okay I’ll stop with the obscure references)!

Provided that the bike fits me, of course. I’m hoping that it can be adjusted for miniature people a la myself.

Strangely enough, I was preparing myself a mug of white tea when the parcel came- the campaign is in part to promote Lipton white tea. Although I suppose that’s not such an unusual coincidence considering the large quantity of white tea that I consume. On the other hand, it is 23 degrees outside, and what person in their right mind drinks hot tea when its this beautifully warm out? I really need to make me some iced white tea or something.

Speaking of which, I received, along with my pretty new bike, a number of coupons for Lipton iced white tea. However, after checking out the nutrition info on their site and seeing that the second ingredient is high fructose corn syrup and that the list goes on to include many acids and -ates (try saying “Hexametaphosphate” or ‘Acesulfame” three times fast… does it sound like a sneeze to you, too?), I have opted to not use the said coupons. But I won’t let them go to waste because I’m sure that a lesser food snob than I will appreciate them! But really, any time the word “tea” and “diet”- yes, there is a diet version of this iced tea- are put in the same title, that concerns me. When did tea stop being just tea and start being something that needs a bunch of other things in it to beef it up and make it all sugary and such? I quite like my tea as is, thank you very much.

Oops. My apologies for the rant.

At any rate, I am looking forward to enjoying my new bicycle, especially as it is the first new bike I’ve ever had! In the past I have always had my sisters hand-me-downs, which I always quite liked considering I always wanted to be exactly like her and have everything she had, but the prospect of having a brand new bike that’s all my own is very exciting for me.

This concludes todays ramblings. Enjoy:) I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and just for kicks let’s forget all our duties while we get on our bikes and ride!


  1. Cammy

    Ooh, I hope you enjoy your new bike as much as I’m enjoying mine!

    Although it’s none of my business, is a helmet included in any of this anywhere? I hope so! 🙂

    (And yes, I’ve read all the Shopaholic books!:))

  2. Gena

    I just had my bike tuned up so that I can ride it more this summer. Then my husband bought a new bike, and we’ve been having a blast riding all over the place! Tomorrow we’re heading out to try some mountain biking trails.

    And yes, Queen is one of the greatest bands ever!

  3. the Bag Lady

    Congratulations on the new bike!!

    How very British of you to drink tea in the heat! They swear that drinking hot tea when the weather is warm is more refreshing and will cool you off better than drinking cold drinks! And apparently, there is something to the theory. So carry on with your hot tea!

  4. MizFit

    Id forgotten you won the bike!
    have a great weekend rolling along.

    xo xo,

    Miz, who LOVES Queen and shall be singing that song all day in her head—or outloud. either way.

  5. Sagan Morrow

    Running Knitter- ooh yes, there shall be pictures aplenty!

    Susan- Thanks! I’m super excited.

    Cammy- you got a bike too? Thats awesome! And I most definitely must find myself a helmet… preferably a flashy one. Possibly with flames. Or a hot pink one. Hehehe.

    Gena- mountain biking trails will be great! Out here in the prairies the only “hills” that we really have are designed by ants. But luckily enough theres lots of parks to ride around in anyways:)

    Bag Lady- you’re full of useful knowledge! Excellent, I shall now become a Brit (but without the milk and sugar in my tea:)).

    MizFit- yes, now I very much have the song stuck in my head too. It’s so wonderfully catchy. Have a fun Queen-filled weekend!

  6. Anonymous

    That’s great!! I just finished writing a post for my column this morning about bikes! (It will be up in a week or so) I have always loved riding and I know you will make some great memories on yours! Yellow!! I’m so jealous 🙂

    Dr. J

  7. Every Gyms nightmare

    oooh thats exciting!i was never really into biking, but a coworker of mine was a fanatic, and worked in a bike shop where she fitted people for bikes as well. her enthusiasm was akmost contagious, but wasnt enough to beat out my thrifty gene. its great that you won one, so you can give it a try.

  8. Sagan Morrow

    Dr. J- Can’t wait to read your post! It’s been a while since I was last on a bike.

    Angie- me too!

    Kelly- I haven’t biked in a couple years but there was one summer when I was ALL about the biking. It’s so enjoyable.

  9. Sagan Morrow

    MizFit- it was not a bike-filled weekend, unfortunately, as the bike is being assembled at the shop. My dad and I considered the idea of putting it together ourselves, but realized that we’d be liable to only mess it up terribly and there’d be much cursing and hands-being-thrown-up-in-the-air involved. It should be all ready in the next day or two though!

    Rachel- thanks for reading! And no, they didn’t ask. I probably should have contacted them and mentioned that I’m little but I didn’t think about it until after they’d sent it… silliness on my part!

  10. zandria

    YAY for a free bike! I just bought one myself today, and I’m soooo happy (I’ll be posting about it tomorrow). I’ve been talking about it forever, so I’m glad the purchase itself is finally out of the way.

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