Besides my daily workout, most week days I actually get in a small bonus workout…on my commute to work.
We are a one car family, and my husband needs the car most days to get to work. Luckily there is a bus I can take to campus, but it is a few miles from my house. To get there, I ride my bike.
My husband likes to say that I do a mini triathlon every day. Haha. First I bike 2.5 miles, then I take the bus for 20 minutes, and finally I walk about 0.75 miles. And on the way home I do them all again! I’d say I get a bonus 25 minutes of biking and 20 minutes of walking most days.
I never count this as part of my workouts–just a little perk. I like that my commute forces me to move my body a little during the week since most of my time is spent sitting in front of a computer. Some of you are thinking this is pretty crazy and it probably wouldn’t work for everyone, but it has been working out pretty well for me for a couple years. I bike in all kinds of weather. Lately it has been pretty cold in the morning (~30 degrees) so I bundle up! In the rain, I put on a full set of gear – raincoat, rain pants, and a cover for my bag so all my stuff stays dry. I don’t think this is a commute that I would do forever, but at the moment I usually like it. Plus, on the bus I can read or take a nap.
Once in a while I will bike the whole trip, about 22 miles. But I have to be more prepared to do that. The cool thing is that if I want to, I can just bike one direction and ride the bus back home since they have bike racks on them!
Funny side item: anyone a scientist? Have you seen the twitter feed #overlyhonestmethods? So hilarious!!
Anyone else bike or walk to work?