After visiting Rotterdam, I decided I'd try to get more into biking my commute instead of taking the train. The train has been so miserable lately and I find it difficult to use that time productively when I'm squashed in there like a sardine. Since mid-April, I've been biking consistently most days (even in the frequent rain!), and I've been tracking everything on Strava. I set an annual goal of 1000 miles to keep myself motivated, with the understanding that I'll probably slow down once it gets cold. We'll see how it goes! Also, I feel like this is a good exercise replacement for me given that my knees aren't what they used to be (I'm only 28! D:) and this is a low-impact activity. At the very least, I'm a lot more comfortable with city biking and hand signaling, which used to be very scary for me.
Hannah Dunscombe is a painter and portrait artist based out of Brookline, MA.