Monday, August 17, 2009

Elkhart to Chicago

Chicago is just a short trip from Elkhart. It is so nice to have a big city close by.

I love the big city. It is so different from where I grew up. There is something about being there that takes you away from reality. It is almost overwhelming. The tall buildings, the amount of people, cars, and subways! Chicago has many choices for music and food that we don't have around here.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Beginning Bicycling 101

Cycling through London FieldsImage by Tom T via Flickr

Today I rode my bike into work. From my starting point to work is 7.25 miles. This also means I have to ride it back home. This may not seem like a big deal to a lot of you, but I am a large guy and not at all in shape. This is something I would like to do more often, hopefully twice a week or more. Last year I lost a lot of weight, but there is plenty more to lose. Getting healthy physically is an important priority for me, as I want to be able to do things with my family without "out of shape" issues causing problems. On the sidebar there is now a tracker for the miles I have ridden. Hopefully you all will hold me accountable and keep me on track. I know that right now I am not going to shatter any biking miles records, but every little bit helps. Also I am hoping that I can soon enter some organized rides. Jami is also biking with me. This is something I am enjoying very much. If you more experienced riders have some tips or suggestions, please feel free to leave me those in the comments.

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