BACK ON LAND and it’s time to get my biking-legs back as I had to trade them for my “sea-legs” for the last month! I had an unexpected trip come up with work that none of our employees/biologists were able to do so lucky me had to drop everything in my life and spend a month at sea on a fishing boat (it’s tough being cut off from everything and everyone for that long - no cell phone/internet access 800 miles offshore). The trip went well especially since I hadn’t done a long trip like this (29 days at sea) in 9 years! We had good weather throughout the trip, good fishing and overall a safe trip. No seasickness - YAY! Guess it’s like riding a bike, something you get back into and get use to again right away.
Even though I hadn’t been biking in the last month, my 6-month mark into this car-free commitment occurred while I was at sea. Hard to believe it’s already been 6 months! Where does the time go?! Still don’t miss my car and surviving just fine without it - biking (of course), taking public transportation, carpooling and I guess we could call last month “boat-pooling”. At this point I don’t see myself rushing out to get a car once my year is up.
In other exciting news…before I left for my trip I had applied for a scholarship to become a League Cycling Instructor through Women on Bikes SoCal http://www.womenonbikessocal.org/ (a cycling advocacy group based in Long Beach with the goal of increasing the number women riding bikes). I’m happy to report that I was selected as a candidate for this program and am very excited about the opportunity. Stay tuned for more info on this.
VERY HAPPY TO BE BACK ON LAND AND BACK ON MY BIKE!!!