Tag Archive | bicycle commuting

Body Image: A Lite* Rant

*Lite rants contain less than 30% of the intensity of regular, full-blown rants. I’ve been thinking a lot about body image over the last few months.  Specifically, I’ve been thinking about how comfortable I am in my own skin these days, perhaps for the first time in my life, and so it follows that I’ve […]

Gratitude Gems: No Snow Yet

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! Today I got to bike to work because it still hasn’t snowed here in the city.  What a treat!  Most mornings lately I’ve chickened out and walked because I’m afraid it’ll snow while I’m at work and I […]

September Fitness Challenge: Just Keep Biking…

In terms of fitness, September, and to a lesser extent August, has mainly been about doing my best not to sit on my butt all day every day.  As I mentioned last post, I’m pregnant (!) and while we’re very excited about that, it’s taken a toll on my body.  My best efforts to get […]

June Fitness Challenge: Planks & A Border Collie

We realized about two weeks in that we may have gotten in over our heads with our rescue pup, Harlowe. The day we picked her up, she had just undergone her spay surgery and was on medication for the next 5 days, so she was understandably subdued during almost the entire first week.  A few […]

Gratitude Gems: If You’re Happy and You Know It

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! I was wondering all day why I felt happy and couldn’t pinpoint a reason.  There were, in fact, any number of reasons why I shouldn’t feel happy today – oh so many reasons.  Though I could have dwelled […]

For the Sake of Argument, Let’s Just Call it Exercise

Is cycling still exercise if my ride only takes 5 minutes these days?  That’s the question I’ve been asking myself this week, as I finally started biking to work.  One of the perks to our new home is its proximity to my job, but because I didn’t have access to the parkade yet, and still […]

Biker Woes

I miss summer.  It appears winter has finally settled in here (not that I’m complaining… mid-November is a late start, on average) and in recent days I’ve found myself thinking longingly of my bike.  I miss the convenience of hopping on a bike to meet friends or grab groceries or head to/from work.  But that […]

Cycling Motivations, in Haiku

Herein I proffer, for your poetic pleasure, 13 haikus presenting my preference for pedaling.   Morning sunshine is peacefully peeking through trees, gently welcoming   Cycling means freedom; I go where I want and when like a bike ninja   Appreciating my legs for what they can do every single day   Transportation ease; gas, […]

Seeing the Changes

Seeing progress towards a goal is crucial in maintaining the motivation to achieve that goal. Everyone knows this, which is why there are diets that tout changes in 30 days and exercise machines that promise results in 10 days, and these lies sell to the masses like crazy. Certainly without seeing any changes, my attention […]

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Biking to Work

I’m playing with the anthem that Cyndi Lauper created… but really all bicycle riders just want to have a good time doing something they enjoy. That’s why, during my commute home last week, I was dismayed to encounter the stereotypical asshole driver that all bikers hate (yep, hate – I’m going there).  This woman, who I […]