So, I went to my ART provider yesterday to get treatment on my IT band and ask about my knee. The IT band has been irritated for awhile, but the knee issue (same leg) is a new problem. I tried a short run on Saturday and found that my gait was a bit off because of it. Fortunately, my chiropractor seemed to think that the problem was in my very tight quad muscles rather than the knee itself...whew. That is an easier fix. However, he told me to cross-train until my issues heal up. He mentioned biking and swimming...translation please? Yes, I am one of those stubborn people who likes to run and run only. I don't own a bike or a proper swimsuit.
So, how do I choose a bike? Bike scare me. I'm not going to commute with it...riding in traffic scares me. I'm not going to try to race with it. It would be more of a trip-to-the-grocery-store, or Sunday-morning-45-min-ride sort of bike. What do you think? A mountain bike? Hybrid? Maybe something like this?. Or this?. It's pink!