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My Evening Bicycle Ride

Monday, July 08, 2013

I chose to ride my bike for a bit again this evening. It really hadn't cooled down when I chose to begin, but I figured that with my moving that the heat wouldn't be too bad, and I wasn't going to be out long enough to get overheated.

Of course, there was the calorie burn that was a good thing. There was just the joy of being able to move, and thinking about the time that I could not have ridden the bike and how far I have come in the past three years, and also thinking about DH's efforts at getting the bike ready for me to ride and how it pleases him to see me enjoying it so much.

There were more benefits this evening as well. I saw neighbors out walking and a little guy on a bike also. I saw families visiting on front porches, hopefully enjoying the evening as much as I was. I saw a lady that I used to attend church with, and that caused me to think about how gracious so many in that church were.

I live in a neighborhood that is perhaps 40 years old or more, so there are large shady trees as I ride and that is nice. I have also known for some time that there is a very good possiblity that my dad would have worked on some of these houses when they were built. He did drywall work, and worked with a childhood friend that owned the business here in the small town where I ended up. I like to think that perhaps he did the work on our house. Dad isn't around for me to ask now; this Saturday marks the 5th year since his passing.

I've had a bit of stress lately - who doesn't occasionally, right? - and I am sure I have a tendency to more melancholy right now because of the "anniversary" of Dad's passing, so my evening bike ride was just the ticket to relax and think of so many nice things.


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    I love bike riding!! emoticon
    1686 days ago
    You made me feel like I was right there riding with you. Such and enjoyable ride.
    1688 days ago
    So glad you were able to take a nice relaxing bike ride I am so proud of you thinking about so many wonderful things. When we go through stress, it's the time to think about our good blessings but most people tend to look on the negative side. I can see why your DH is pleased you are enjoying his efforts with the bike. You probably come home in a good relaxed state of mind.
    1691 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    Great post, Tammy.

    Keep up the good work.

    1691 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your lovely bike ride with us.
    1691 days ago
    So glad that you had the opportunity to get out and ride. I've always found that some light exercise helps with stress. Hope you are able to get out again today.
    1691 days ago
    I'm glad you can ride your bike & relax in the evening! And how pleasurable an experience to enJOY memories of your dad as you ride! He's always with you Tammy!

    1691 days ago
    Your biog sound so relaxing. I am so glad you are able to ride your bike. Great job taking in the scenery and feeling good watching others being sociable. Oh how nice it is to live in a peaceful neighborhood. Only one lady my neighbor next door has been in this neighborhood as long as DH and I have. We are the old folks on the block you might say.
    I am so happy you love the bike, I do hope it helps with your stress.

    HUGS ~~Thanks for being such a great supporter of my journey. HUGS Spark friend take care. I am here for you (((( HUGS))) and much love Pat in Maine. OXOXOX
    1691 days ago
    Yesterday was two years for us. I'm glad you had a nostalgic time to reflect.
    1691 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/8/2013 9:29:34 PM
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