Bike 2 Work follow up...
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Hm, so it really was 16 miles each way. And not only was it more uphill on the way home that I imagined, there was a ridiculous wind IN MY FACE. The temp had dropped into the 50s, and oh-by-the-way, my front tire was flat when I finished work!
But you know what? The fact that I had no other way to get home was a pretty good motivator. I took my little "pump rocket" mini pump and *pshh*pshh*pshh*pshh* got a little arm workout filling up my tire. I wasn't too cold once on the bike and used my granny gear(s) when necessary. It didn't even take me that much longer to get home that to get to work. No lie, though -- I ran straight for a hot shower to warm up!
My fancy watch said I burned over 1400 calories in that commute. Think of the possibilities of biking to work every day! Even just once a week!
This morning, I went for a 5-mile trail run with some friends. I really wanted to bail out on this one, but I hung in there. It was painful, but I love my buddies who never judge when I say, "ugh, I need to walk for a minute." We all have good days and bad days, and sometimes we try to push our bodies when we've biked 33 miles the day before!
Headed to the farmers' market after I get the A/C fixed (finally). I'm hoping the beautiful produce will inspire healthy dishes for all week!