It's amazing what the internet can have us do. With a few clicks here and there, you can find a wealth of information - a video on how to make something, a recipe that avoids common allergens, a community of motivated individuals. A few weeks ago, I "met" Kyla, a person who spends a lot of time outside running and hiking. I browsed through her blog and was intrigued by a relay she is hosting. She invites runners from around the world to log as many running kilometers as they see fit. She hopes this accountability will not only motivate runners to stay on track for their personal goals, but that the running/blogging community will be strengthened.
30 days of biking. It is a pledge you take to ride your bicycle every day in the month of April. No problem! This April, I will celebrate my first anniversary of biking - no better way to do that than to consciously bike daily. Thankfully, there isn't a distance commitment for this pledge! I am thankful because I will likely be walking 10 kilometers every second day to make up for slacking in March...
A third virtual challenge popped up on my Twitter feed earlier this week: The Errandonnée. Continuing with the play on the word "randonnée", an errandonnée is a twelve day blitz of completing errands by bike. At first glance, this seemed like I would have this one in the bag! However, one of the rules states:
11. If the Errandonnee stresses you out or offends you or makes you feel bad or sad or competitive, you should stop. This is supposed to be fun and if you are not having fun then please do not continue because feeling stressed out or offended or bad or sad or competitive due to the Errandonnee is not what this is all about (that’s what family is for, KIDDING!) and it’s no way to live. *Emphasis mine.Since I'm not allowed to feel stressed or competitive, I have opted not to do this challenge. I will likely post some pictures with the hashtag #errandonnee, but that's just me having fun! I promise to not obsess about the control card, the categories or the other rules. I will continue to live my normal bike life without over-documenting and competing in this game of life. Besides, I know I've got my sister's beat!
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