May 5 is rapidly approaching. That will be the end of ride my bike to work everyday for a year. I have ridden every single day. Tornado sirens, snow, ice, rain and wind. There are still about 5 or 6 weeks left but its downhill from here. I could still find a challenge in the way of a thunderstorm or tornado but I am quite positive I will complete the task.
In no way do I miss driving to work and I do not plan on doing so, even May 6th, just because I could. There is one thing that I want to do besides ride. I would like to incorporate running to work one day a week. It would be a significant workout. The run would be 16 miles round trip. Even going very slow and easy, I think I could finish the 8 miles one way from my door to my desk in less than 2 hours.
So my problem today is that I don’t want to wait until after the year of riding is up to do this. I think within another week or two I will be up for this physically. Am I bound by my promise to ride everyday or does it really even matter? Truthfully, the only person whose opinion I would care about in the matter is Jakob. Keeping your word, without regard for the challenges in doing so, is a major life lesson I have tried to instill in him.
What do you think?
I was looking for a picture of Jakob to attach and found this old one. I believe he is 8 here.