(Me & my best friend. 4 A.M.)
So I'm on nights this week. And I'm currently on my 'lunch' break at 3:45 A.M. Who eats lunch at 3:45 A.M.? Nurses, of course.
On Thursday, I did my usual 'bus-to-Harvard-Square-to-Red-Line' commute to get to work.... and what normally takes 30 minutes... took 55-effing minutes due to traffic. Disgusting. So I decided to bike to work on Friday. AND IT TOOK ME 23 MINUTES! Can you believe it? Amazing. I don't think I could even drive to MGH that quickly. And I arrived feeling invigorated! The ride home at 7 A.M. after 12 hours in the ER? Eh. A little difficult. But manageable.
When I told a few coworkers that I biked to work, they were like, 'You know you can drive and park for free on the weekends, right?' Yes, I do know this. But I like biking to work (and taking public transit to work... when it isn't bogged down in traffic). Sure, it's convenient to drive but there are enough cars on the road nowadays... I don't need to add to that problem. Plus, biking to work makes me feel like I've earned that
2nd 3rd cup of half coffee/half hot chocolate from the hospital coffee shop at 4 A.M. Deliclious.
Burn calories. Not carbon. (Doesn't that have a nice ring to it?)
Do you bike or take public transit to work? With gas prices as high as they are these days, I can't imagine having to drive to work every day. I'm lucky that Boston has such great public transportation. And I'm lucky that I live close enough to MGH to bike!