Thursday, October 14, 2010
For the last two years one of my fitness goals has been to put in 2500 miles on the bicycle. Last year I fell 208 miles short, but this year I'm already at 2435 miles with 16 days left to go (fyi, I take Nov-Dec off the bike just to mix up my training and ensure that I don't burn out on my favorite sport). Given how my week is shaping up, I will most likely log the rest of those miles this week which means that I'll have reached the mark with just shy of two weeks left until the end of October.
So that got me to thinking...maybe I could make up the 208 miles I lacked last year to make it an even 5000 miles over the last two years. I'm the kind of guy that just having a thought like that pretty much guarantees that I'm going to do it, so I've set my mind to putting in 273 miles over the next 2.5 weeks which will be somewhat challenging but definitely doable.
Whether or not I reach that renewed goal, though, it sure feels good to see my odometer creeping so close to 2500 miles! Just eleven years ago I could hardly imagine riding a bike around the block and now I've put in enough miles over the last 10 months to make it 2/3 of the way across the country!
Thanks so much, Lord, for your grace in giving me a fitness activity that gives me so much joy and helps me steward my body for the glory of your Name!