The guy at the bike store was impressed.
“You rode to the ocean on an 8-speed city bike?” he asked. “With your stuff in a bag on your back?”
Yes, I did. It wasn’t as pleasant as I’d hoped—I was at the shop to get a rear rack and a pair of those foam underwear things—but I did it. I’ll be writing a long story about it for Willamette Week later, but I wanted to share a picture from the finish line, 65 miles from where I started. Three years ago, it would have been about a week since I’d started the diet that became Chubster. I could not have imagined doing something like this.
If you’re maybe wondering if you should start a new lifestyle this summer, you should. I know New Year’s is the big time for resolutions, but summer is another great time to take up self-improvement and self-discovery. There’s plenty out there to distract you from food.
Who knows what you could be doing three years from now?