It’s early. It’s just starting to get light out. There’s still a bit of a nip in the air. You have this feeling of being alive and beating everyone to the day. That is because in fact, you are. And not just alive, but invigorated and motivated to tackle and enjoy the day.
On your morning commute on your bike you pass by the older lady out walking her dog and give a slight “good morning”. You pass the kids waiting for the bus impatiently. You think, “I wish I still had that much energy as soon as I woke up without any coffee!”. You make up for it though with your second cup in your thermos.
The commute’s not too long but long enough to get your heart pumping and your brain rolling on what’s coming up for the day. You pass all the traffic and think “I sure am glad I’m not stuck there with them.” If only more of the world would commute by bike it would make everyone better in so many ways; how you feel during the day, that you’re getting exercise, your not wasting your valuable time staring through a windshield, and perhaps most importantly, you’re not adding to the worlds problems of pollution, over-consumption, and spitting out more CO2 into the atmosphere.
The last few minutes on your morning commute you ease up a little on the pedals to slow your breathing and to start to cool off so you don’t immediately become sweaty as soon as you step inside. You take advantage of that free-flowing, cool air. When you pull up to work you roll right to the front of the building, not having to look for a parking spot. Another sweet advantage especially when parking is bad.
The worst part about your morning commute? It coming to end. But fortunately you have the ride home and then the morning commute again tomorrow.
Let us know in the comments below what your favorite part of the morning commute is. We’d love to hear!