Monday, January 19, 2009

From biking to NODRIVING

This year, I'm upping my bike-to-work goal from 150 to 200. But I'm changing the parameters a little. I'm going to count every weekday that I don't go to work as part of the goal. I'm calling these NODRIVE days. So holidays, vacation days, sick days, and especially work-at-home days all count. I feel like this'll help set the incentives right for what is a pretty daunting goal, and make sure that things that are beyond my control don't make me feel like I'm falling behind. And of course since working from home suits the goal of replacing driving, I don't want that to be a negative either. 


  1. <SmartAlekComment>
    Do sick days count?

  2. That's a good one. I'll have to think about that. It almost never comes up though. Recall that if I stay home sick, I'm unlikely to get any sleep for the cat/dog/children rumbling through the house.

  3. Sheesh, there are only 260 weekdays in a year, and an avg 21.5 weekdays in a month. This goal requires an average of 17 NODRIVE days per month. It's going to be a challenge.

  4. On the other hand, if you change this to NOSEX days, you've got a fighting change, as you'd still get a little better than twice a week.

    And you'd be conserving energy. Tantric energy.

  5. But then I would increase my number of tantric tantrum days.

    Wait, let me check Doug's math here. Lessee. If one's goal was 200 NOSEX days in a year, that leaves 165 SEX days, which is 3.17 times per week. That's actually...hmmm. So what you're saying is, it's a bait and switch game with the wife?