Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Lessons Learned from Riding my Bicycle to Costco

1st time: Starting is the Hardest Part
  • Summer in Sacramento (high 90's), car-less and we're completely out of our Costco favorites. There was a lot of groaning and moaning (mostly from my husband because he thought I was crazy) and then we got on our bikes and rode 10 miles to Costco.

2nd: Challenge Further
  • Still hot outside, but now we know that 10 miles is nothing. My husband suggests we go the long way, it's prettier and only 16 miles. It's nice, but the load is heavier, because we need to carry more ice to keep the food cold the extra miles. 
3rd: Maximize Enjoyment and Time
  • We take the long, pretty way there and the short, shady way back. Very pleasant! 
4th: Completely Familiar and Easy

Every Time Since: Routine 
  • We fit more food in our bike bags than we ever imagined possible.
  • Each Costco run used to cost us around $200, now it's only $60-80. 
  • I've even made the run by myself and just took an extra bag. 
  • You don't know if something is possible, till you try it. 
  • What once seemed impossible, is no longer even a challenge. 
-Leah Schonlank

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