What's the longest you've ridden the bike? You JUST started riding, right?
Well there's nothing wrong with taking the bike, you obviously want to enjoy it as much as possible. Couple of quick tips on how to keep comfortable, you want to take as much strain off your hands/wrists and back as possible.
When being new to riding, I think it's common for a newbie to grip the handlebars too tight. Not speaking for you, but when I started, the highway made me a little nervous and looking back I was too tense. You want to grip the bars VERY lightly, use your legs to grip the tank, your midsection to keep your upper body up, and take as much weight off the arms as possible. Hope this helps a bit.
Besides, chicks dig bikes!