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Bike to Work Week: Don’t Backslide

Posted on 29 May 2012

Yesterday was a beautiful start to bike to work week. Today…. not so much. Last year, I wrote a post called “Biking to Work.” It ended with this:

“If you want to sleep in a bit more, or the days get shorter and it’s kind of dark, or you have a late meeting after work. All of those can make you go back to your car. But stick with it long enough, and eventually you’ll get to a point where you see some dark clouds, put on a rainjacket, and bike anyways.”

It’s true. So much so that by the time winter came along, I just kept on going.

As I get older, I find the single most important thing I can do to make my life better is form new habits. This includes building time for exercise into my morning, making sure I take proper breaks during the day, and biking to work. These are things that are easy to put off, but if you manage to make them habits, it pays off in dividends. You feel better, you work more efficiently, and (uncited studies show) you live longer. And for the record, I find biking is the easiest habit to form– you have to get work somehow, might as well use the way that is good for you and saves you money.

Stick with it. Don’t backslide. It will get easier. Good luck!

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