Sunday, September 21, 2008
Pretty good day today!
Mowed lawns for a couple hours and later on headed out for our local state park for some biking and QUICKLY found out how spoiled I was biking such flat terrain lately!
Those hills were something else, but I REFUSED to get off the bike and walk up them! Just ground away to the top...whew!
Yesterday I had another fine day of "greencycling" as I dropped my car at the garage and biked on into, through the downtown section to get to my private practice office. Saw a few clients and then biked back the LONG way to the garage to pick up the car.
Gorgeous weather yesterday and today...felt so FINE to be on my bike again...woo hoo!!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Reading a post by another Team member this morning, I realized that I've undergone such a transformation over the past couple of years in focusing on my health and wellness, at first on my own and since 04/2007 with the help of all of you in the SparkPeople community!
There is absolutely NOTHING that can compare to the peace of mind one experiences when one is in the driver's seat, taking charge of one's life, looking ahead to the next challenge on which to set one's sights.
The best part is that this time the changes feel so DEEPLY rooted that I don't stress, as I have in the past when losing weight, about when the next shoe is going to fall...i.e. when am I going to blow it and re-gain my weight.
I simply know that it just isn't EVER going to happen!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Long time no blog! Been back from my week out in MI with my son since 8/12. Had a wonderful time at our family reunion and got VERY acquainted with Kalamazoo, which is where my son will be working as a Physician Assistant.
There are terrific bicycle paths which weave all over the city and a 30-40 mile path all the way to South Haven on Lake Michigan! Biking such distances has always seemed like a dream to me, but in the few days of biking which I enjoyed at my parent's I found myself traveling 10 miles in an hour and not being wiped out! I can see myself developing my biking to a point where double-digit distances don't appear quite foreboding, but actually enticing and alluring...to think I can really DO THAT! Woo hoo! :-)
Back to reality, however...it's been tough returning to the world of work when my mind is still out riding my bike on a long road stretching off between sprawling fields of corn with picture perfect blue skies and puffy clouds overhead. I had the tune "Into the Great Wide Open" by Tom Petty on my mind while riding out there...good to hold onto some of those images long afterward...
Been feeling badly that I haven't gotten on my bike since returning from vacation over a week ago.
I've been allowing stupendous weather to pass me by for over a week without getting out on my bike...argh!
Finally, with a little help from my DW, we got out to our local state park tonight where I have biked before and I got a good hour of biking in...which was wonderful in itself BUT!
In the past I could never bike up this one wicked hill...always had to get off and walk up it. Tonight there was not a single walk up: I biked up EVERY hill!
So I keep pushing myself when I can, the vision of doing more than I ever dreamed I could do drawing me ever forward!
In my dread of the passing of summer I've been scheming for ways to get my "wide open" outdoor fix in the winter. We have a local park that rents snowshoes and cross country skis. Have never done either, but they may become my winter source of breaking away, cutting loose!
Hope everyone is *being the Spark they want to see* in the world around all of us!
Get An Email Alert Each Time DDOORN Posts