Three reasons why run commuting is better than bicycle commuting

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Transform your boring, daily commute by embracing the fitness-forward approach of run commuting. If you’re a runner looking to get smarter, faster, and better, this method will revamp your routine, making every step a leap towards a healthier, doper version of yourself. Discover the convenience and benefits of running to work, the practicality of bike commuting, and idealistically the collective impact of fewer cars on roads.

Transform Your Commute and Yourself with Run Commuting

What if I told you that your commute, yeah… that same old route you take every day, could be your new secret weapon in your running arsenal? It’s time to change up your mentality on what you think you know about getting from point A to point B.

Welcome to the dope world of run commuting, where every step isn’t just a path to going somewhere else, but a leap towards a healthier, more badass version of yourself.

By the end of this, you’re not just going to see run commuting as a new alternate option; you’ll view it as an indispensable part of your day. I’ll dive deep into the hows and whys, cutting through the excuses and misconceptions with a mix of hard truths and unexpected insights.

Say peace to the ‘but I can’t because…’ mindset. We’re going to tackle every barrier, real or imagined, and I’ll show you how integrating this simple yet powerful habit can transform not just your fitness, but your entire perspective on daily life.

And as a bonus, I’ll do all of this with my great friend and guest co-host Remy B Reel. Stick around for how he’ll try to change my mind by arguing the side of bike commuting and why it’s way better.

Let’s Go!

The Convenience and Benefits of Running to Work

Here’s some facts: running to work is like unlocking a hidden level in the game of life. You’re not just moving from point A to B; you’re supercharging your day from the jump. I mean, who wouldn’t want to tick off their daily workout while commuting? It’s like killing feeding three birds with one stone scone (we are pro animals here!) and the third little chirping bird is your mental sanity of not sitting in a vehicle.

But the elephant in the room that I know you’re about to yell at the screen is the thought of showing up to work looking like you’ve just wrestled a water fountain. Been there, stressed on that. But with a tad of pre-planning—think strategic showering and a trusty pack of wet wipes—you can transition from running the streets to running the (insert whatever you do) without breaking a sweat. Well, metaphorically speaking.

The Practicality of Bike Commuting

Like yin to yan, sun to the moon, water to dry – we need to have the other side of the coin to run commuting. Enter the bike: the trusty steed in our urban jungle. If run commuting is the bold adventurer, bike commuting is the savvy navigator, weaving through the city with grace and a hint of smugness because, let’s face it, bypassing traffic while getting in your cardio is pretty damn smug-worthy.

Biking to work isn’t just practical; it’s a statement. It says, “I’m here to crush it, both in the office and on the pavement.” And the best part? The dress code ranges from spandex to slacks, making it the Swiss Army knife of commutes. Plus, with a bit of creative packing, you can haul everything from your laptop to your lunch without breaking a sweat.

Why Bike Commuting Often Wins

Let’s get back to the original debate: running vs. biking. While I’ve serenaded the virtues of both, it’s the bike that often takes the trophy for sheer convenience. It’s about efficiency, my friends—arriving at work without needing a full wardrobe change or a battle plan for shower access. And for those of us who treasure our running form too much to lug a backpack across town, biking offers a sweet compromise.

But hey, this isn’t a one-size-fits-all deal. The best commute is the one that gets you fired up, whether it’s on foot or two wheels. It’s about making that daily trek something you look forward to, not just endure.

The Collective Impact of Fewer Cars

Remember that opening scene, trapped in a sea of cars? Here’s the kicker: when we choose to run or bike, we’re not just spicing up our own lives; we’re unclogging the arteries of our cities. It’s a win-win, folks. Less traffic, cleaner air, and a whole bunch of healthier, happier commuters.

So, as we wrap up this wild ride, remember: your commute doesn’t have to be wack. With a dash of creativity and a pinch of rebellion, you can turn it into the highlight of your day. Whether you’re sprinting down sidewalks or cruising bike lanes, it’s all about embracing the journey. Because, at the end of the day, isn’t that what life’s all about?


[00:00:00] – Introduction to Run Commuting

[00:01:42] – Season Two of This or That Begins

[00:02:11] – Run Commute vs. Bike Commute Debate

[00:04:10] – Logistics of Run Commuting

[00:05:02] – Dressing for Run Commuting

[00:06:05] – Argument for Bike Commuting

[00:10:15] – Instagram Poll Results

[00:12:23] – Community Feedback on Commuting

[00:13:17] – The Bigger Picture of Sustainable Commuting

[00:17:34] – Final Thoughts on Traffic and Commuting

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