Wednesday, August 01, 2012
I know I said that I was going to pick one of my five things that I wrote down for SparkLive! class, but this morning there was something else that motivated me, so I want to write about that. As I was lying awake in bed, I thought about staying there, how good it felt, how tired my legs were, blah, blah, blah. And then I thought of how many opportunities for a beautiful summer morning were left. I can't bike up here (outdoors) in the winter time, and even in the fall I can't bike in the early mornings because it gets too dark to be on the highway. So it's already August, and I really don't want to miss any opportunities to bike into the sunrise. And with that thought, it became easy to get out of bed and out the door.
Today we have a community lunch - soup and sandwich. I love going to these, so many people turn out to share food and laugh and catch up. The bread is white, the soup is sometimes creamy, and there is always a wonderful dessert. Not the healthiest place to eat, but there are other benefits (mental, community, etc). So a good healthy breakfast, and a light dinner to round out the day. I'm looking forward to lunch!
As mentioned above, I did go for a bike ride this morning. And because my legs are a bit tired today, I only went for 34 minutes (I usually like to go for an hour). But in that 34 minutes, I learned that I have knocked over five minutes off my turn-around point. What used to take me over 22 minutes to reach, today took about 16. That's so much progress for such a short period of summer! Even with tired legs, I can still go so much faster. And I use the stationary bike all winter - it's not like in the spring its the first bike ride in six months! I just get better outdoors - must be the actual hills, and not the virtual hills that does it. Anybody else experience this?