Today I did the easiest and most convenient workday work-out: I rode a bike to and from work.
My awesome friend Amutha has loaned me her bike indefinitely, and I have been having a lot of fun with this set of wheels. Having a bike makes it much, much easier to get around town for fun and errands. I find bike-riding to be very relaxing, perhaps because my bike work-outs are easy—transportation with a side benefit. It’s also nice to take a break from riding the bus. The bus wears on my nerves, though I know I shouldn’t complain because it’s free and a pretty quick ride to and from campus. But whatever: it’s the bus and it’s public transportation, so you get what they give you. Sometimes I like a little more independence in my commute.
It takes about 25 minutes for me to ride from home to work. That time includes the pauses for traffic lights and slowing down to avoid pedestrians. I was surprised that it’s only 25 minutes—I thought it would be longer. So that makes for roughly 45-50 minutes of easy riding today—not too shabby!
It’s starting to get a little late, and I’m still thinking about making no-bake chocolate peanut butter cookies. Sometimes I just need to clatter about with my pots and pans, even if it means going to bed with a messy kitchen. Such is the life of a home cook.