When I took my new job I was worried about how I was going to fit in my workout with such a long commute. Let me just clue you in on my commute from busy Manhattan to suburbia New Jersey.
I take a subway OR my man drives me to Penn Station.
Then I take a 45 min to an hour train ride to suburbia.
Next I take a taxi on a 6 mile journey through a traffic nightmare to my office (about 30 mins). It can take the better part of 2 hours, each way. A total drag on my workout time! I needed a change, insert my old trusty friend the bike! So now I’m biking 1.5 miles to the train station, taking the train, then biking 6 miles to my office. Not only an I saving money (26 dollars a day in taxi fare alone), I’m also saving so much time!
While an hour and a half commute may seem quite long I’m also getting in a workout. I am so siked at the possibility of getting in good enough biking shape to be able to tackle the 38 mile ride all the way home from the office next summer! Another bonus is that I am going to kill the NYC triathlon bike portion next year.
I hope that I can keep up the biking for at least the rest of the month (the weather this week has been awesome!!!).
As much as the commute seems like a drag I’m really not out at the office that much. Next week I’m on the road again headed to South Texas. I can’t wait to do some morning runs and to test out a few new workout videos.
What do you do if you have a long commute? Any recommendations for workout videos next week?