Friday, May 19, 2006

National Bike to Work Day

May is bike month, and today is National Bike to Work Day. So I celebrated by biking to work this morning, which I hope to do more of now that the weather is warmer. And since my trusty cycle computer which tracks distance, speed, cadence, etc., tells me that my commute is only 2.59 miles, there's really no reason why I shouldn't bike to work more.

Besides living closeby, there are other benefits as well. Since I'm now training for a triathlon I need to bike more because biking is my weakest discipline. When I bike, I'll also save on gas...granted it won't be a lot but every little bit helps when gas is close to $3 a gallon. Plus, I'll be doing my part to help the environment. Above all though, it's free exercise. After all, I 've got to get to work somehow.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Just Signed Up for the Marine Corps

Make that I just signed up for the Marine Corps Marathon. My third go at the 26.2-mile distance will take me to the nation's capital where I'll be among the 30,000 runners traversing the streets of D.C. to run amidst the monuments this fall. I'm already looking forward to it. Now that I'm officially registered for my next race, maybe I can get my diet back on track. I've been indulging a bit in the two and a half weeks since the Country Music Marathon.