Blog — Notes of a Plastic Surgeon

Welcome to my blog. I am a plastic surgeon in Seattle and have been in private practice since 1991. I've seen more than a few interesting faces and cases through my years spent in the exam room, the operating room and the emergency room. And I have an opinion on just about everything relating to plastic surgery (and a lot of unrelated stuff). If you like my blog, let me know. Thanks for reading! Lisa

Bicycle communting to work

Seattle Plastic Surgeon bikes to work.  Saves time.  Burns calories.  blog bicycle commute

Seattle is the fastest growing city in the country and I can attest to its growing pains.  There are tower cranes, torn up streets, detours, cement trucks, double dumpers and construction sites in just about every part of the city and especially in the South Lake Union neighborhood which lies right between me and my office.  My five mile car commute used to take about 15 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening.  Those times have crept up to 25 minutes and 45 minutes respectively.

So……………this summer I have gotten into the habit of riding my bike to and from work thus saving time, avoiding the road rage I feel (but never act on) when stuck in traffic and getting some exercise.   My commute time in the morning is the same as by car but in the evening, I save a good 20 minutes. One thing that has made this possible for me is my awesome K2 lady commuter bicycle, a great Osprey commuter back pack and a shower in my new office.  And with the 1/2 mile of steep incline one each end of the commute, I get a little endorphin high along with my morning cup of coffee or my evening sip of vino.

So if you are a patient of mine and see a really sweaty person in the elevator with a bike helmet who looks a little bit like me, it is!  Just give me a chance to shower!

Thanks for reading!  Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder


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