Friday, June 22, 2012
A few years ago I moved out of an apartment that was near a really great bike trail. Biking is always something that I have enjoyed. My love of it goes way back into my childhood. Often, my son and I would embark on rides together. When he was little, I'd put him in a bike seat and I would just GO! As he grew older (around the age of 7) he'd be on his bike truckin' right along side of me. He made his first 20mi ride at the age of 8. I was so proud of him.
I've missed that trail. Biking, for me, brings a lot of peace. The wind in my hair and the sunshine my face makes me feel so dang happy to be ALIVE! I can honestly say that I feel close to God. I feel peace.
I miss my kiddo. Teenagers sure aren't a whole lot of fun. Maybe one day he and I can ride together again. I've heard that teenagers become human again around the age of 24 or so. It may have taken slightly longer than that for ME -- haha.
Anywho... my kid is not the purpose of this blog. I suppose it's just that, well, when I ride I can really *think* about everything. I was thinking a lot about my kid today is all. I was wishing he was with me.
So my husband and I just recently bought a house. I was so happy to learn that we are only 4 miles away from a really fantastic 30mi bike trail!
I woke up this morning, checked the weather -- decided I would go anyway (haha) -- and hit the pavement.
I'm a little out of shape, I could only do 16.5mi. Thought I was going to have a stroke at the half-way point. I mean that in a funny way, not in the "I was really going to have a stroke" kind of way. I had to take a 15 minute break to cool off and eat some walnuts and raisins for the carbs.
Life is good.