Saturday, January 2, 2010
New Year Bike Resolutions
If you've picked up a newspaper, watched a tv program, or talked to another living breathing human being in the last few days you've heard someone talking about New Year Resolutions. Well, according to USA.gov the 12 most popular resolutions are as follows (yes, I too am left wondering why the government is tracking this).
# Lose Weight
# Manage Debt
# Save Money
# Get a Better Job
# Get Fit
# Get a Better Education
# Drink Less Alcohol
# Quit Smoking Now
# Reduce Stress Overall
# Reduce Stress at Work
# Take a Trip
# Volunteer to Help Others
Call me crazy, but I'm pretty sure that if you hop on a bike a few times a week you could accomplish at least 7 out of these 12! Forget fad diets, coupon clipping, expensive yoga classes, and discount Caribbean cruises; just convert to the Church of the Rotating Mass!
So, to help you get started on your 7-in-one resolution here are some great links to some inspirational stories of people who have embraced bicycling as a way of life.
Scott Cutshall- A father and jazz musician who lost 331 pounds by radically changing his life to include bicycling.
The Metal Cowboy- Whether you're looking for a solo adventure or a wild time with your family Joe Krumaskie's books will inspire you to go out and make some memories on two wheels.
Car Light Family Minneapolis- Follow a families journey to relying less on the car and enjoying life on a bike while saving money.
Totcycle- Fellow Globe blogger, pediatrician, and father of some freaking cute kids give you real life pointers on how he and his family get around by bike. Love your blog Julian!!
As for me, I've got a few standing resolutions that include visiting a new state and country (looking like Belgium this year!) and hope to include a few new things this year. Continuing to run three days a week, spending more time with my Grandfather, and listening to my heart a little more than my head are all on the list.
Hope you and yours have the best year yet!!