When I tell people that I blog about chocolate one of the most common questions I am asked is how I can do it and not gain a lot of weight. Even though I love chocolate so much that I blog about it, I strongly believe in living a healthy life.
So I hope you don’t mind if I start ‘Active to Peaces’. I would like to share my love of the active lifestyle- ways to be more active, tips for fitting it in and my adventures in being active… so we can still eat chocolate.
As some of you may know I was recently in Washington DC. I don’t know about you, but I find it a little tricky to stay active when traveling, especially for business purposes. I did bring my running shoes and lap swimming gear just incase, but I found an entirely different activity that was an incredible experience.
The first morning I did go running. Besides, how many people can say “I ran past the White House”?
While I was there I observed several bike stations and bikes with the words, “Capital Bike Share“. Curious, I looked it up.
I wish that they had such an opportunity in my hometown! Capital Bike Share is this cooperative that has several bikes located at stations throughout the city. Individuals then pay a rental/ membership fee which is good for a certain amount of time. The coolest part is that you can ride your bike from one part of the city to another and just dock it at another station. Speaking as someone who has commuted on a bike in the past, half of the trouble is figuring out what to do with your bike during the day.
Next time I go to DC, or some other place with a bike share I am definitely planning on renting a bike for longer. I finally figured out the bikes by the end of the week and went for a ride my last morning there. Now I can say, “I rode past the White House… and the Jefferson Memorial… and the Washington Memorial” as well. Then I ate some chocolate.