here i am on saturday sans makeup, sporting helmet head, and really hiding behind my sunglasses. sometimes it’s nice to just throw on some moisturizer/sunglasses and walk out the door. so that’s exactly what i did for our leisurely saturday afternoon bike ride. brian, amy, and i rode around the neigborhood, grabbed lunch at the american, and then enjoyed a couple of beers at shotwell’s. it was a really relaxing day followed by a healthy homemade dinner and a movie. ah, so nice.
i’m so excited about my newest staple- a sweatshirt dress! seriously, it doesn’t get any better. the color, super soft fabric, and fit are perfect (work appropriate length too). also, i was able to snag it for about half off… so i guess it does get better. score!
i’ve lived in this dress all summer and i’m surprised that i haven’t had any photos in it until now. i love the navy and white stripes (of course!) and the anchors on the buttons. more than those aspects, i love the fact that i got it on super sale. apparently, other stylish bloggers loved this dress too because i noticed erin of calivintage sporting it, as well as my gal erika of teachers have lives too! this dress is so comfortable, the details are adorable, and the price was definitely right. it was the perfect choice for an afternoon bike ride through the neighborhood with brian.
hey everyone! i hope you are all well. as for me, lately i’ve been on a major fitness kick and have been doing pretty well. remember how i said i would like to run the sf half marathon? well, training has officially begun. this fitness mission has been my first priority as of late. and contrary to popular belief (AHEM those of my husband and some of my friends) i’ve actually been riding my bike to work and i’ve been loving it! granted i do show up to work looking a little windblown, but that’s okay. the key is getting to work before everyone else so i can freshen up.
anyway, it’s been quite nice getting use out of my new bike, getting some extra exercise in, and decompressing while riding home from work. and yes, i wear a helmet, but of course i didn’t want to be pictured in that dorky thing. as for the ride, it can be a bit challenging due to the hills, especially on a single speed. but those inclines will only make me stronger and stronger (at least that’s what i tell myself as i’m huffing and puffing and sweating like mad). on my third day riding to work, i actually made it up the steep hill that comes just before the conclusion of my ride. some real cyclists zoomed by me and said “good job.” i thought, “i about died, but i did it!”
i love this bianchi pista via brera. i’ve been eyeing this bike for about a year. it’s beautiful and made to last! my plan is to do some side work this summer and taper my shopping habit once again. i may not have this beauty any time soon, but one day this lovely bike shall be mine… all mine! and once it’s mine i’m going to start riding it to work and all over the city. it will be good for my health and the environment. sounds like a good plan, right?!