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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.
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  • MARVEEME
    FANTASTIC!
    3115 days ago
  • AWESOMECAROL55
    Joyful..good for you! There are no good excuses. Making the decision to go for your goals, then letting nothing get in your way (including yourself) is a life changer!! You can do it.....attitude is everything!!

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    Carol
    3122 days ago
  • DEBIGENE
    WOW that's just awesome !!! What type of work do you day Joy? I work at a main information desk at a hospital and would like to be able to ride to work too since I'm only 3 1/2 miles from work but I have no place to freshen up and I know I would def need too. Maybe someday I will be at a point the 3 1/2 miles isn't such an effort !!!!

    But I just think its great that you can do it !!! I wanted grow up to be you !!!!.
    3122 days ago
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