Low-carb commuting  frustration  

So the month is half over and I have yet to record a single Low Carb Commuting mile. Meanwhile, I’ve driven a ridiculous amount: 1,223 miles.

Our trip to Tennessee was part of the reason for this (in both respects), but ever since we’ve gotten back I’ve been itching to attempt a ride to work while lacking the confidence to do so. Before our trip, I was thinking that with some hard (but fun) work I could turn a 2-hour commute into something closer to an hour. Lately, though, everything about work feels more complicated as we struggle with a severely messed-up computer system switchover. I don’t seem to have any leftover mental energy to plan and psyche myself up for a challenging 20+-mile ride with no margin for error that could make me late for work.

It’s not getting light as early now, either, which is a bit intimidating. But the stupid thing is, even as I let all this fretting get in my way, I know that tackling this ride would leave me invigorated and better able to cope with work hassles. Hopefully I’ll crawl out of this rut soon!

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4 Responses to Low-carb commuting  frustration  

  1. bgddyjim says:

    You won’t. You’ll stay in this rut until you just get on your bike and just do it. On the other hand, twenty miles is a tough commute distance – figure an hour and fifteen minutes. That’s a lot of time each way…

    Your conclusion was right though. You want to burn some calories? Twenty miles, twice a day would do it. You want to lose some weight? That’s a pound (a little more actually) every other day – and much more the faster you get.

    So you’ll keep looking for that perfect day only to realize after you’ve finally done it that you were making a mountain out of a mole hill – and that’s exactly what will happen.

    Good luck, I’m rooting for you.

  2. tischcaylor says:

    Thanks for the kick in the pants. Gonna go wake my son up here in a minute and see if he’ll drive me part way this morning …

  3. Every day I drive to work this summer I think about going low-carb. I could walk to a bus stop or to the T station. A Charlie card costs less than my parking garage fee. I could also bike to work.
    I hate wasting so much money to park my car all day, but the logistics of getting to work and taking a shower seem daunting. Then there’ getting my clothese to work in a back pack so that they don’t look like I just took them out of the hamper!

    • tischcaylor says:

      Logistics are a problem for sure. Today I had my son drop me off so he could use the car and just rode home. Didn’t have to worry about messing up my clothes but I DID have to carry them home, along with a pair of sandals. Far from an ideal ride but I was glad I did it.

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