i usually cycle to work a couple times a week. with thunderclap, i’m wanting to spend as much time at home as possible, so i use my commute and lunches to accomplish my training goals. this often turns into creative logistics with trying to stage gear, clothing and toiletries for consecutive days workouts.
for example, if i plan a pre work run on tuesday morning, a swim tuesday lunch and bike to and from work on wednesday, i’m looking at trail gear for the run including a hand held bottle and gatorade endurance, a towel for after the run, a towel for the gym and a dry shirt for the drive to the gym plus the days clothes. for the swim: goggles, swim cap and towel. for wednesdays ride, it’s a full set of clothes, toiletries and a towel, along with bodyglide to apply for the ride home. all of this gear must be gathered and staged on tuesday. i often leave the house in the morning with a couple outfits on hangers and two full bags of gear. the dance i walk through to ensure i’ve got everything is often humorous to smsmh.
the one thing i almost always forget to factor in, though, is that i need shoes and a belt for work. on many occasions, i’ve made it to work, showered and changed only to realize that i’m going to have to wear just my socks for the day. so, i’ve taken to adding a pair of sandals into my gear so that i can leave my shoes and belt at work the day before a ride into the office.
yesterday i rode to and from work. i had successfully placed my shoes on wednesday, so i enjoyed a rare day of feeling comfortable walking around the office. today, i wore my sandals into work since i left my shoes here when i biked home yesterday. as i sat down to change out of my sandals and into my shoes, i realized that i have become mr. rodgers.
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