I enjoyed our string of lovely weather and got out for a couple of bike rides over the weekend before our weather started to turn rainy and chilly. These rides were significant because for a mixture of reasons I have been skittish about riding my bike ever since my mystery head bonk back in April this year. One of the reasons has been a little PTSD. So this recent string of record-breaking warm, sunny days had me pushing myself to reclaim this same bicycle path I had taken back in April...TWICE!
During my first outing I was treated to viewing the launch of a hot air balloon at our local park:
This felt very much like a good omen, as though I was meant to be here on my bike at this time, very liberating!
Later in my ride I had the pleasure of witnessing a parasail soaring overhead as well! My thought was, "well if this person can take on the oh-so-daunting challenge of flying around in such a gizmo, the LEAST I can do is savor the day on my much safer bicycle!" You'll never catch me up in one of those parasails...WOW!
On returning to Binghamton I was treated to a familiar skyline of the setting sun on the Chenango river with a friendly squadron of Canadian geese crossing the bicycle path:
Monday I had the pleasure of a client cancellation that freed me up for a second ride along the same loop on our last day of unprecedented warmth and sunny skies, finding still some color to savor:
I'm very busy with my private practice as a social worker offering support and counseling via telehealth services. There is much distress out there and I feel good doing my part to alleviate this in any way that I can. The trick being to balance my work time and "me" time!
Today I hope to finish clearing out the old, dying tomato plants in my veggie garden and planting my winter hardy cover crop, Austrian Winter Pea....which does double duty: offers me some fresh greens to add to my salads throughout the winter and nourishes my garden soil with nitrogen after I spade it over in February in preparation for my March planting.
I've been firmly maintaining my weight between 210-218 with my weekly fasts that vary from 40-60 hours with lots of fresh fruits & veggies and minimal sugar & flour among my food choices.
It's going to be a challenging winter season, having canceled all travel plans to visit our extended family in the mid-west, but we are doing our best to maintain our safety during these virus-challenged times!
Be well & stay safe everyone!