I completely understand that feeling. I just had it a few minutes ago - I'm trying to take a 2.5 mile walk with the kiddo 3-4x a week. The path I take is marked every quarter mile. Every time I hit a sign saying I've walked X far, I get that "I'm making the right choice. WOW!" moment.
More importantly, good for you! Biking over 20 miles in a day? You ROCK!
2005-05-23 02:01 pm (UTC)
wow, this is really happening; I'm really doing it,
Enjoy the newness.....we as personalities get accustom to the activity which is good but I love that feeling.....2 years ago if someone told you you'd be doing this you would have probably thought " You're crazy!"...I'm glad you are enjoying it!!
...as ever you're an inspiration on the good-habits-to-start front!
I hope, once I've moved a little closer, that I'll soon be able to start biking it to work.
All that post-finals momentum has found an outlet!
..your post-finals momentum I meant to say!
Evening are amazing, wonderful things! You can DO stuff during them!!!
I continue to be impressed. Great job! (And awesome icon by the way). :)
I think it's so amazing that you're doing this. I always hated the thought of biking in because I would be so sweaty and icky by the time I arrived (pretty lame excuse, eh?). On a brighter note, I made Andrew walk to the movie theatre with me yesterday instead of driving. It was (roughly) 40 minutes each way.
That's a decent hike! Good for you!
I am a bit on the sweaty side when I arrive, but it's not hard to do a little sponging-off in the restroom and reapply deodorant (haven't biked on a HOT day, yet, though, so we'll see how it is then). Ferrett has been walking to the grocery store, and now that we have bike locks I think we will be driving even less for errands. Alas, the school year makes it necessary to drive (dark when I get done, and all those books to carry), but I'm going to try and use the Rapid more so that I'm only driving a couple miles to the station instead of all the way into town. Trying to be healthy AND earth-friendly!
Did not think about it, I must admit. It's way cool, though!
2005-05-23 05:02 pm (UTC)
ooops - thats me- Paulius
sending kudos and the bike-safe link. http://bicyclesafe.com/
2005-05-23 05:09 pm (UTC)
Re: ooops - thats me- Paulius
Well, I will have to take a left on 25th and come by to see you one of these days very soon! Though I can't promise that I will be dressed for the elegance of the VTR!
2005-05-24 02:09 am (UTC)
Re: ooops - thats me- Paulius
Get a LiveJournal, you!
It's threatening to be a very wet ride home, which I don't mind as much as a wet ride in. I do need to acquire lightweight raingear at some point soon.
I do get that... It can be a good thing to have the perspective.
what did you do with your bike today. did they let you sneak it inside again?
No, there is actually a bike rack in the garage that's attached to this building! I brought a lock this time.
ah, okay. i thought from your first ride-in that there wasn't anything, but i forgot that the issue was you not having your lock with you.
Yeah, and I didn't actually know that there was for sure a rack in the garage until this morning.
Some of our buses here have bike racks attached to the front, like a folding cow catcher, so you could live out in the burbs, bike to the nearest transit station, and then bus into the city.
i imagine that in the evening the bikers may cycle the whole way home, thus avoiding the "sweat/odor" problem during the day.
All our buses now have the same thing, so if there was truly inclement weather and I had ridden in I could put it on the rack to take it home. Which is another reason this is now feasible.
I honestly don't have to get up any earlier than I do already - if I don't bike, I work out in the morning. It's more a matter of rearranging the time for my shower and breakfast.
Hard as it may be to believe, I am not by nature a morning person. I have had to discipline myself to this regime, and sometimes it really sucks. But I realized that if I don't do it this way, I don't do it at all. And I was going to die of the not doing, if I wasn't careful.
It's true; I am a goddess.
I stumbled across your journal and hope you don't mind my commenting.
I just wanted to congratulate you on all the progress you have made in getting in shape. You have completely inspired me to start biking again!
I'm having a great time getting there myself!
This sounds awesome...good for you!!