GIANNA345's Blogs

90 miles last week!
Sunday, September 04, 2011      7 comments

Dear Friends: Last week I biked to and from work all five days. I only missed one 10 mile trip because I had to make it back to an appointment early. Still, that was over 9 hours of biking, and I'm a better person for it in so many ways. ... Read more
Performing random acts of kindness
Sunday, August 28, 2011      6 comments

It has been quite a week in the Washington D.C. area, with an earthquake on Tuesday, and a tropical storm on Saturday. We were very lucky to get through it without a power outage; we almost always get one when there is severe weather. Phew! ... Read more
What do I really need for cold weather cycling?
Sunday, August 28, 2011      4 comments

Last week I was only able to ride my bike for one day. The other days were taken up by an all day conference I was required to attend. It was held in a hotel, and short of taking out a room ($$$), there was no way for me to bike, shower, and h... Read more
Biking: not sure what day I'm up to now
Sunday, August 21, 2011      4 comments

Quick entry. I biked 4 days out of 5 last week. I missed 2 trips because of thunderstorms, but that was okay. This week will be a challenge because 4 days out of 5 I have to report to a different location, and it's not convenient to bike t... Read more
The sights of D.C. (from my bike)
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      11 comments

Dear friends: My bicycle commuting is going pretty well. Last week, I biked 5 consecutive days for the first time. The weather has been pretty good. This morning it was cool when I started out. I continue to improve my speed and my muscle ... Read more
Pedal Power! (Days 26 and 27)
Thursday, August 04, 2011      4 comments

Yesterday and today were amazing. They were my first two days back in the saddle since my vacation. I didn't feel the difference right away. My first trip in to work I thought I might be going a little slower than usual, but maybe it wa... Read more
Bicycle commuting, days 20-21
Sunday, July 10, 2011      6 comments

This week was good. I finished it out with a roundtrip on Thursday, and one trip on Friday. Thunderstorms were in the forecast for the whole afternoon and evening, starting around 4 pm. It was just starting to come down when I got to the Metr... Read more
My new commute, day 19
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      3 comments

Today was a great day. I biked to and from work, and it actually seemed a little easier. Really! I am not sure I was going noticeably faster, but my legs didn't ache all the way uphill as they usually do. My new tires are also working well (... Read more
A good week riding (bicycle commuting days 16-18)
Monday, July 04, 2011      2 comments

After a good start on Monday (see previous blog), I continued through the rest of the week, giving myself planned breaks on Tuesday afternoon, and all day Wednesday. I did this partly because of errands, and partly because my rational mind told... Read more
Bicycle commuting, days 12-15
Monday, June 27, 2011      3 comments

Week before last, I completed 3 round trips to work and back on 3 consecutive days. It was a first in that regard. My rides were uneventful except for the fact that by day 14 (the 3rd consecutive day), I felt like a weepy mess. Too much exerc... Read more
Preparing for another week of biking
Sunday, June 12, 2011      3 comments

I took the day off from biking yesterday and today to give my legs a rest. I did some housework today, and some core exercises. One of my neighbors was having a yard sale yesterday, and she was selling bookcases for $5 each, so I bought two, a... Read more
Bicycle commuting, day 11
Saturday, June 11, 2011      2 comments

Yesterday was still hot, but it was (thankfully) a few degrees cooler than Thursday. I completed my round trip uneventfully, by bike. I was a little bit slower than usual on the way home, which is not surprising, considering my increased milea... Read more
Bicycle commuting, day 10
Thursday, June 09, 2011      7 comments

By all accounts, the weather was yucky today, but I didn't mind. It was hot and humid, but on my bike I felt a breeze, and at the end of each ride (yes, it was a round trip today) I had a cool shower and dry clothes waiting for me. The Camelba... Read more
Bicycle commuting, day 9
Tuesday, June 07, 2011      5 comments

Well, I'm still at it. Today I rode one way, because I had an afternoon appointment back in Bethesda. It seems like this is starting to become routine. I don't even have any mishaps to report today. It was just a very pleasant ride. A... Read more
Bicycle commuting, day 8
Monday, June 06, 2011      6 comments

What a great day! I completed a round trip on my bike. I still need to improve my strength, but I'll get there. I'm not even feeling exhausted. My muscles feel as if they've really worked, but they are not sore. Since no day seems to... Read more

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