Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sex and Candy. Because Really, Isn't That What Life is All About?

(and you thought it was the hokey-pokey. But I say, nope, sex and candy!)

Starting weight: 151.8
Freakout weight: 145
Today's weight: 148.4
Freakout factor: Meh. Hey, this jacket I'm wearing didn't close when I bought it, and now it does. Some things are different, anyway! And all this extra weight I've gained is in my boobs and butt, that can't be all bad, right?

Thank you for all your nice comments, and affirmation that when I am typing away, rattling my fool head off, you're at least enjoying reading it! I do have some exciting athletic tidbits to share, though, so I'll get those out of the way first, haha.

My MTB friend at work made a very generous offer yesterday. I really want to ride my bike to work, but I am a little whiny about it. See, I don't know the route from my skyscraper out of downtown to my comfort zone spot, the I-90 bridge.
Me at the I-90 bridge last summer with my MTB. I'm soooo much faster now!
It's scary. Or, at least, I've *made* it scary in my imagination. In reality, I've ridden so much on busy roads and such now, it will be no big deal. But it is a huge mental road block. Plus, there's a scary tunnel:

MTB said that when I want to ride home from work, he will ride with me up to the I-90 bridge, then I can continue across to home and he can divert back onto his normal route. No scary downtown streets, no scary tunnel to face alone! This is huge!! I would love to commute to work on my bike, and getting comfortable with the route will be the last hurdle to doing so.

MTB is a pretty smart guy, anyway. He had another idea for me, too, one that should have occurred to me before. It's hard to ride my bike *to* work. Most mornings, I have to get the kids off to school, and I walk my youngest to school before hopping on the bus. MTB said I should just throw my bike on the bus in the morning and then ride it home. PERFECT! I have much more time and flexibility in the afternoon. Plus, I won't need to worry about showering and changing at work, etc. 

We're doing this tomorrow. Eep! I've never put my bike on the bus racks before. I understand from MTB and another coworker that I am overdramatizing and overcomplicating the process, hahaha. We'll see. :) My boss - I have pulled together a full team of bicycling consultants for this one - says that there is actually a video on how to load your darn bike on the bus racks:

I would link to the video here but the silly blogger Youtube linker can't find the video through any of its regular means. But here it is. You'll see that it is a nerve-inducing prospect. So many levers to pull!!

Well, I'll update you on that process tomorrow, you can be certain. This is definitely a major milestone! Partially because, well, what are two of my concerns with regard to dating Greg again? 
  • Do not start smoking again.
  • Do not stop bike riding and exercising in general. But mostly bike riding. Perhaps running. :)
I'll end this here so we can all remember that I had one recent post that was pretty much exclusively about cycling. :)


  1. Bike Smike -- where's the sex and candy you promised? :)

    Just kidding. That loading the bike onto the bus thing looks daunting! Good luck!

  2. I love the plan to load the bike in the morning and ride home - hope it works!!