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New PR and new stress!

Monday, July 08, 2013

Yesterday I achieved yet another PR! 24 miles on the bike. Why am I doing this? Well, a few reasons actually.

1. I need the exercise
2. In about 10 days DH and I will be on Mt. Desert Island, Maine, and we will be riding bikes there. It is VERY hilly there. Basically no flat roads. I need to be in shape to ride there.
3. In the fall, DH and I will travel to the Grand Canyon of PA and ride the trail there for 37 miles. This will probably be my longest ride this year. Who know, maybe I will be given another "opportunity" to ride even further.

My MIL is coming for a visit on the 16th of this month. Even though DH and I have been married for over 22 years and together for almost 25, I still stress when MIL is around. I took her "favorite" child. I think she is still pissed. She tends to be critical and, sometimes, just down right nasty. I was watching "Monster In Law" last night and it reminded me of her. Just breathe! She is paying for this entire trip. I will be letting DH play golf with her when ever they want. Okay, I'll be honest. I let them play to get her away from me. There will be many times when I will not have to be around her. The trip will be good. The trip will be good. The trip will be good. Yep! That's going to be my mantra.

Until later..... emoticon
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MAVERICKDR 7/15/2013 12:34PM

    Enjoy your trip to Maine. I enjoyed Acadia National Park last Fall; it was wonderful. You'll enjoy the carriage roads on your bike.

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JOELEVENACIOUS 7/15/2013 8:10AM

    MIL hanging out =good time to ride!

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JOELEVENACIOUS 7/15/2013 8:06AM

    Acadia is one of my favorite places! False that it is all hills! The carriage roads are much flatter than the regular roads both are good for biking but the carriage roads are in the woods and nooo cars fantastic for biking! My wife loves "Two Cats" a coffee shop in Bar Harbor. My favorite and I shouldn't tell you this is the bakery on the Western half of the island. The bread is way toooo good. I used to use the self deception that if I biked there calories didn't matter. Enjoy yourselves!

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CHANGINGHORSES 7/9/2013 8:21AM

    Woohoo! You go girl! Ride your butt off!
Pa Grand Canyon is a beautiful ride! We should go to Lehigh Gorge sometime too!

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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 7/9/2013 7:44AM

    What an amazing PR! You just keep adding them!
I agree on the MIL issue. You just do what you planned and let her issues pass you by. You are immune. You don't have time to get mired in insecurities or negativity. You are a beautiful, smart, strong woman and at the end of the day, your hubby sure does prefer YOU! Just smile and enjoy the moments you get to yourself on the trip. You deserve joy. Heck, you deserve a medal for all that biking and dil-of-the-decades!
Wishing you an amazing day today!
~Teresa

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ELVISINTHEHOUSE 7/8/2013 10:07PM

    My condolences on the MIL problem. I can sympathize, I had one of those. ('Nuff said on that.) I hope you have a wonderful trip.

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BIGPAWSUP 7/8/2013 6:17PM

    Have a great trip and congrats on the biking.

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BIGPAWSUP 7/8/2013 6:17PM

    Have a great trip and congrats on the biking.

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EMMACORY 7/8/2013 3:17PM

    What is the Grand Canyon of PA? I live in Ohio so I would be interested in knowing. Re: MIL....just try to go with the flow...and let that negative energy just flow by and not get stuck around you. Sending positive energy your way. emoticon

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AUNTB63 7/8/2013 2:35PM

    Great job on the 24 miles.....good "training" for the up and coming trips.
Given the option I would do the same thing in regards to your MIL. I had a very nice MIL who really liked me....DH's ex was not a family favorite.
Have a wonderful day and keep practicing that mantra :) emoticon

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