Today I rode my bike to work for the first time since December. There are some very special people who are hardcore and ride through the winter. I am not one of those peeps.
It was the perfect day to ride -- sunny and gorgeous. However, I did learn a few things on my ride today.
1) That as cute as the outfit below is and no matter how functional a high waisted, non-mini skirt may seem, it is still not advisable to wear a skirt when riding a bike.
Not because you risk flashing your who-ha to everyone on one of the busiest streets in Boston during the busiest time of day, but because you might get bike grease on it.
Semi-bike commute fail.
2) When you haven't ridden your bike in a long time, 3.8 miles feels long. Especially after strength training the night before. Squat sets with Jillian Michael's + riding = burning thighs.
Luckily, I'll have plenty of time to get my bike legs back. The Consultant has informed me that with the price of gas and the #1 bus being ridiculously slow, I should be riding to work daily.
Honestly there is no reason not to ride everyday. Except it means I need to sleep more and get moving faster in the morning. Ideally, with the Escape the Cape triathlon quickly approaching in June, I would love to do my training rides in the morning by taking long routes to work. Luckily, my office has shower facilities which is perfect so I don't stink up the place. Now to just do it!
|Some one needs to get a tan and do some anti-cankle exercises.|
From Boston With Love,
p.s. The Consultant is making me run tonight before we head over to dinner at our friends' place. I'm glad someone is taking this half-marathon seriously.