Biking = Writing
by Chris de Serres
We don’t move our bodies enough. I sit in my office for 8 hours a day. Often I go home and sit on the couch for an additional few hours. The next day; rinse, wash, and repeat. It’s this pattern that absolutely kills my creativity.
So I bike to work. It breathes vitality into my day. I’ve told myself that it is simply transportation, but it is transformation. Something happens in those 5 miles. I am connected to my surroundings. I hear all the sounds around me. I feel a strong, windy day and try my best to fight it. My heart rate rises as I prepare for that final hill climb before a rewarding descent through campus and to the front step of my office.
Even if I don’t get my workouts each week. Or if I skip that trail run because I get too caught up. I always make room for the bike. It’s my daily transportation, and so much more.