Today is the first day of 30 days of biking.
I was a slacker at riding this winter, so I’m looking forward to this challenge to get myself back into the habit. This year last time, I would have made the challenge easily. I was commuting to work almost daily, and tooling around on the weekends.
Here’s the thing, though.
I can’t depend on that regular commute anymore. I’m leaving my current job to work full time as a freelance writer—my commute will be from the bedroom to the dining room. Now more than ever it’s going to be crucial for me to get into a daily habit of riding, to get myself out of the house and keep myself active.
I’m excited about the opportunity to work cycling into my daily schedule, perhaps taking a 10-mile ride in the middle of the day when my creativity is flagging, so I can come back to a project refreshed.
I’m also looking forward to getting out to cycling events, and running errands on my bike. Working in by the South Center Mall (may I never lay eyes on it again) has made it difficult to get anywhere in the evenings. Social ride in Ballard at 6? Forget it. Need groceries or a pharmacy run? The only place between South Center and Georgetown is a Target. I’m not buying groceries at Target.
Any work-from-home types have tips on working cycling into your daily schedule?