Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Biking to Work

I am biking to work today.  I am very excited about this.  It takes a great deal of preparation for the first time you do this - well, since last year.  Yesterday I brought into my office an extra outfit (complete with underwear and shoes), and hung that behind the door on a hanger.  I brought in breakfast for today - that is in the fridge.  I put together a new make up bag to leave at work.  I already have a hair dryer and curling iron, and too many other little odds and ends to mention, stashed away in my desk.  

I am so grateful to be healthy enough to do this today.

I am also grateful that I am once again looking at half-marathons in Hawaii.  I think I am going to do this.  I have been to 49 states, but not Hawaii.  Traveling with a race as your destination is a lot of fun.  It would give me a wonderful goal to work towards.  I shall see.  It is expensive!

Wish me a safe trip to work - I will never forget the ride on August 19, 2005 which netted me a broken rib or two... and ultimately led me to start this blog.  I couldn't run, I couldn't bike, I couldn't do any of the things I loved, so I sat staring at my computer, and 3 years and 9 months later, here I still am!

10 comments:

Steve E. said...

Are you getting ready to sell the house and move into your office?

Hawaii sounds just grand!

Thanks for the August 2005 history.

(Just how do you DO a meaningful three-word comment, Mary? Every single day I plan to make myself write "three little words" which are appropriate.)

wendy said...

Hope you had a good ride to work this morning.

I had every intention of commenting last week to say that I'll be cheering for Kris Allen tonight, but it never actually happened. But I'll be dialing tonight...

have a great day.

Trailboss said...

Here's hoping that you get/got to work safely. Hawaii sounds exciting. I have always wanted to see it but don't know that I could handle the flight. I hate to fly and Joe refuses to!

Kris Allen surprised everyone last week didn't he? I like him but I am an Adam fan all the way.

Syd said...

Have a good ride in. The roads around here aren't cycling friendly. Be careful out there.

dAAve said...

Don't plan on biking to Hawaii. The road is closed for the summer.

Ed G. said...

I hope you had a lovely, safe and healthy trip to work today.

I love Hawaii - can't recommend it highly enough...

Mike Golch said...

hope the bike ride turns out better this time.

Gin said...

Definately bike safely! I have a friend that is an avid biker and she was hit by a car recently. She broke a few ribs and her wrist. It wasn't pretty. Hawaii sounds beautiful. I hope it works out for you.

A. Miles said...

Did you know it is National Bike Month?
http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bikemonth/

Here's to Hawaii!

Scott W said...

Be careful, girlfriend!