My walking fell off badly during February and early March, between the warm weather and rain, leading to ice when it froze, and bitter cold, plus then being under the weather for a couple of weeks. But I'm pleased to say that I'm back to averaging an hour a day this week. And today for the first time I got my bike out - unheard of in March! It's a neat bike, so I've included a picture.
When I had some serious illness in 2007, I could no longer ride a bike, at least not uphill. So I invested in a magic electric bike. It's a basic mountain bike first, but then it has a magical motor and sensor in the rear wheel, along with a heavy-duty battery. You can set it to 4 levels of assistance, and there's also a quick boost lever for a short rise in the trail. Don't get me wrong, it does not take over and run the bike for you; if you stop pedalling it stops. But it can sense how hard you are pedalling, and maintain the bike on uphill stretches so that it's the equivalent of pedalling on flat ground. I love it, and it means I can keep biking, so a bike ride is going to be a regular part of my cardio starting now.