After only a few months, Jackie has racked up nearly 1000 miles on her Vika+. “There is rarely a day that I don’t go out at least once. The only thing that holds me back is the weather.” Now that she’s riding again, Jackie has experienced a lot of changes. “My Blix has brought me new life. It gets my heart going and I know that I am breathing better. Right now, it is my favorite form of mental escape.” As a teacher and writer, Jackie has always appreciated the power and inspiration of fresh air. She never would have stopped riding if her body hadn’t requested it. “I don’t have to choose between pain and fun anymore. I never have to worry if I am going too far or if I’ll be sore later. I thought those years were over, but they’re not. They are beginning all over again.” Jackie has always worn many hats. In addition to her role as a mom and teacher, she’d been pursuing a PHD until she took a step back to focus on her family. The decision was hard, but at the time, it was the right thing to do. “Now that I am riding again, the words are rushing in. I’m writing poetry, short stories and I’ve even decided to continue my PHD. Seeing what my body can do at 62 has motivated me to live my life fully.” The road is paved with new beginnings for Jackie and there is no telling what’s around the corner. “I am planning to get on skis again this winter and I haven’t done that in years.”
In a world that can turn on a dime, it’s important to put yourself first. Whether it’s a self-care day like Jackie, or a trip to the river with a friend, do what makes you feel alive. Live your best life with an ebike.