Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My commute

I was proud of myself for biking both to and from work yesterday (12.25 miles each way). It had been a couple months since I was last on the bike, and I hadn't realized how much I missed it until I got on it this morning. I get such a different sense of my own neighborhood when I bike through it. I also love to watch the seasons progress in the different areas I pass through on my way to work. Sometimes I try to count how many different kinds of birds I see on my ride, but today I got distracted after the redwinged blackbird and the mockingbird (who made the sounds of about 6 different birds as I rode past). I was a bit out of shape, so the trip took me longer than usual, but I got as much exercise as if I spent 2 hours in the gym, and I didn't have to take out any extra time to do it!

3 comments:

dogimo said...

Dang it I need need need to (NEED to) get a new bike. I haven't biked now in - ugh! years.

That's an inspiring view! Steeling for launch.

mazhalai said...

12.5 miles each way!! wow I am impressed!

Ann Thompson said...

awesome! go Bryna!
(see you at late night on Friday?)