Kelly the Culinarian: They See Me Rollin'

Friday, May 25, 2012

They See Me Rollin'

I road my bike to work today for the first time. This gave me a chance to wear my new cycling gear. I got a sweet cycling jersey from my favorite thrift store for $.33, then bought some shorts off of Amazon. I also have some cycling gloves that are pink and black from Amazon. I'm stylin'.

Not only was this a green way to burn some calories, but it gave me a chance to up my weekly mileage. I'm signed up for the Venus de Miles ride on July 29. Another woman from my running club found a deal for it and we signed up for the 60-mile ride. I'm so excited because it looks like a great time, but I need to get my ass in gear and train for this thing.

It took me about 36 minutes (moving time) to get there this morning, so I picked up the gym bag I packed the day before from my desk, then got ready at the gym across the street. I was still at my desk an hour before my normal start time. The ride home took me slightly longer at closer to 40 minutes.

As for my short post last night, I had to post and run because I was headed to Mandy's boyfriend's softball game in Naperville. I took Napoleon and you would think he was the mayor that place. I thought he'd be a jerk and bark and bite, because that's his typical behavior. Instead, he greeted everyone, happily accepting scratching and cuddling. Napoleon might be the team's new mascot, except I'm sure he prefers cricket. He is British, after all.


Erin said...

Bike jersey at the thrift store?? Why didn't I think of that.

How many miles is it from your place to work? Do you have to ride on the street or are there some trails?

KellytheCulinarian said...

It's 11 miles and all roads. There are trails, but they're crushed limestone, so I'm not sure if my bike could make it.

Kim said...

Thrift store is the way to go for a bike jersey! Those things are freakin' expensive!!! Let me know if they ever have any larges :)

Ha ha ha! Mayor Napoleon! I love it! :)