Reexamining my excuses
Saturday, August 18, 2012
I have always said that I would love to ride my bike to work but that it's just too dangerous. I live in a city with a high accident rate for cyclists, and I work evenings and nights so I'd be riding home in the dark. These excuses seemed valid, they all made sense to me but when I put it out there that I WAS GOING TO ride my bike to work and back every day something changed. Circumstances moved around to make it possible! A dear friend offered to ride his bike to my work at night and escort me home - how wonderful is that? I also found a back way to work that involves only a block or two on a busy road. Last night as I rode my bike home I felt great. My base level of fitness is going up all the time, and I loved the serenity of riding around beautiful lakes at 11 p.m. In fact, as I worked last night, I smiled to myself everytime I remembered I would be riding home - crazy but true.