You can't ride all the time. Now that I ride full time, I find that I almost never take off on a purely entertainment ride. I still enjoy the ride, but I use my commutes as ride for pleasure time but taking roads less traveled as opposed to following the traffic at rush hour. This has allowed me to reclaim some time in my life for other pursuits. Last summer I started by picking up golf again after a casually playing a few rounds over the prior year or so..
Back in January I had started running to regain some fitness that I had lost while flying the desk at work (and at home). That adventure started slowly. My younger brother has been an avid runner for a couple of years now, and when he found out that I was dipping my toes in that water, he quickly invited me to run a race with him. So it was that I found myself doing my first ever running race last February.
I suppose normal people would have started with a 5k and worked up from there, but being the jump in and go kinda personality I am, that first race was a 10k in balmy 32 degree weather, featuring snow flurries and sleet. In hindsight, this probably wasn't the best way to get started. It is very typical of me though, so I guess it works out.