Shaming myself into fitness

Thu March 18 2010 by Christopher

A few years ago I would occasionally ride my bike to work (25 miles each way). I stopped when we had Nate because there was no way I could get home in time to have dinner with him if I rode. I also got pretty damn lazy the first year after we (well, Heather) had him (and I sure put on my fair share of baby weight!)

Now that I've got a new job it's easier to shift my schedule around a bit so heading for home on the early side won't be conspicuous and frowned upon. It's also closer to home (15 miles each way), and the way back home has a lot less uphill. That means the only real barrier is me. Damn.

THAT'S why I'm going to start talking about it here, and probably on facebook and twitter (or maybe I'll just always talk about it here and post links elsewhere...) The more people who know about it, the more people there will be to give me crap if I don't follow through!

Here's the deal: I'm going to start riding my bike to work in April. I'm going to do it three days a week. With any luck, by the end of April I'll be so used to it, riding my bike to work will have become a regular habit.

Wish me luck!