Monday, November 5, 2012

Walk or Bike More Often






Just wanted to check in quickly to say that I walked the full five miles to and from work today.  A total of 10 miles! I'm feeling it right now at 8:30 at night, now that I'm fed and showered and pajama-clad, so this post will be short- I've got a new Bones episode to watch at 9! (guilty pleasure)  But I have to say it was pretty invigorating and inspiring.  I will always be awed by the New York City sky line every time I walk over a bridge connecting two boroughs, I know this to be true.

The above slightly blurry picture was taken with my phone on my walk home on the Williamsburg bridge, and reading that sign made me feel invigorated and excited to do some more walking tomorrow.  I'm nervous about the weather though.  If we really do have the nor'easter they've been talking about, I don't think I'll be able to pull of the five mile trek.  But tomorrow is supposed to be sunny so I'm taking it one day at a time.

I'm so curious readers, how do you get to work? I would really love to hear about all of your commutes in the comments.  Do any of you walk or bike? Please, show me some love and tell me all about it, I'd really love to know!

12 comments:

  1. I love love love walking. If I'm working somewhere where it's possible to walk to work, I absolutely will. Better for the environment, better for my body, better for my soul.

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    1. It really is better for the soul! Wholeheartedly agree.

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  2. I'm impressed! How long did that take you to do?

    I've never walked the entire way home from work to anywhere I've lived in the city... Sometimes I would walk it part way, but when I lived in Brooklyn, I'd usually chicken out and take the train back to the other side of the river. Now that work and home are both in Manhattan, I suppose I could walk... Though, that would be a 7 mile walk for me.

    Usually, I take the A or C train to 59th St and then switch to the B or D.

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    1. Thanks! It took me an hour and a half.

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  3. I often biked to work (which is about a mile away, so not so bad), and I thoroughly enjoyed it! But 10 miles, man you're awesome! Sounds like some good thinking time..

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    1. Yes, exactly! I actually finished the audio book I've been listening to. Wild by Cheryl Strayed. It was really good.

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  4. Good for you! Ten miles roundtrip is hardcore. We want to move next year so I can be closer to work. I can't wait to bike my commute!

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  5. I'm a cycle-to-work (and cycle-to-everywhere) kind of lady. I'm really enjoying my newly shortened commute - 2 miles or so one way, rather than the 9.5 one way that I did for years and years. While I miss the free exercise of the long commute (and the view across London's bridges), I don't miss bus exhaust in my face and the stress of hectic streets at rush hour. I'll take cycling or walking over public transport any day - usually it's quicker than transport at rush hour (or on weekends, really), I get to go exactly where I want to rather than approximately near my destination, and it's free!

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  6. That's amazing, how long did it take you? My city is only about 10 miles across anyway, so I can walk pretty much everywhere. I live close to the city centre too, so pretty much every where I go is within 45 minutes xo

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    1. Everything within 45 minutes sounds perfect. I went to Edinburgh once when I was studying abroad in Ireland, just to see Belle and Sebastian! It was amazing.

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  7. Oof, I used to walk five miles home from work each day, but never both ways (going *to* work was all uphill - that's my excuse). I'm lucky now - I live basically across the road from my work.

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  8. That is awesome that you walked 10 miles! I am impressed. I really like that sign.

    I ride my bike about 7 miles per day during the week. I'm hoping I can keep it up when it snows because I used to not have to go as far in a day and would walk in bad weather. I love riding my bike that far each day because it's invigorating and good built-in exercise! Plus, no parking fees!

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