Thursday, June 12, 2008
Ladies and Gentlemen, today I bike both TO and FROM work without wussing out! It took me 40 minutes to get there and 50 to get back. The way in was pretty easy, mostly downhill, but it was cold and that made my asthma act up. The way back is almost all uphill, but I didn't get wheezy and I didn't have to stop to take any breaks (except to pick some wildflowers that I could not resist).
SO LONG, CAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am seriously considering making a sandwich board for riding to work that communicates the joy of saving gas money while getting in shape and enjoying the scenery.
By the way, in case you are thinking about doing this as well, you should know that I am NOT an athlete. I guess if you're reading this you probably already knew that....Anyway, not only am I out of shape and somewhat asthmatic, but I also have never been particularly motivated to push myself physically. Until now. I took it fairly easy today and I STILL accomplished my goal. And guess what? I felt freaking GREAT all day. I was in a better mood, more awake, and felt really proud when I got home.
I'll let you know if my muscles still work tomorrow...