Lately I’ve switched up my schedule and started biking to work. I’m enjoying the change, but I haven’t completely adjusted yet.
For the longest time my routine after work was to eat a snack, read the news, stretch/exercise, go for a 10-13 mile bike ride, and then jump in the shower. The stretches, ride, and shower would take 2-3 hours and effectively took up all of my free time. If I skipped the snack and news, I would be out of the shower by 8:30, but that never happened, and I was getting really bad with procrastinating. Most nights I wouldn’t get out of the shower until after 11. And then I still had to make dinner…
Last week I finally got fed up with having no free time, so I decided to rearrange the schedule. Now I do the stretches and exercises first thing in the morning, followed by breakfast and the ride to work.
After work I go for the “real” ride.
The direct route between home and work is only 3.5 miles, and I wanted to stay closer to 13, so I had to find a less direct route. The route above is a little over 13 miles and takes about an hour. Just what I wanted.
I’m having a bit of a hard time adjusting. The mornings aren’t bad, but it feels weird having a bunch of free time at night. It’s hard to get started on anything serious because I feel restless, like I should be going for a ride. I’m sure I’ll get used to it, though, and once I do, I have a big stack of books I want to get through.