Tag Archive | bikes

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 […]

May Fitness Challenge: 30×30

For the month of May, I completed the 30×30 Nature Challenge put on my the David Suzuki Foundation.  The challenge is simple: spend at least 30 minutes in nature every day in the month of May. Most days I didn’t even need to think about ways to get outside because I was walking and biking to […]

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 […]

Gratitude Gems: Find the Reason

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! Some days it’s hard to be thankful.  My husband’s bike was stolen from where it was locked on our porch sometime between yesterday afternoon and today when I got home from work, and knowing that someone took our […]

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 […]

Goaling Along

It’s already been 6 months since I started this little blog to keep track of my goals for the year… I can hardly believe how the time flew! Since I’m halfway to the deadline of my 31st birthday, I thought this would be the perfect time to check in on how I’m doing so far. […]

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, […]

Top 9 Reasons Why Summer Blogging Can Wait

I love summer which is why I’ve found it difficult to keep up with blogging over the past two weeks. There’s just so much potential for summer days, even if it’s doing nothing but drinking something cold! This means that we’ve found ourselves pretty busy. Seriously… my husband and I have a total of 3 […]