Taking time to smell the roses (or cow manure)
May 04, 2011
The wet, cold weather has prevented me from doing as much bike riding as I would like, so when I left work today under sunny skies and dry conditions, I headed right to the bicycle trail.
I was making real good time and felt good with lots of energy. I made the turn for home as the sun was setting. I could hardly wait to see what my total time would be. But when I passed the local farm, I saw the cattle grazing in the field with the sun behind them.. I had to stop and take out my phone and take this picture.
I love having goals like faster times on my bike. But sometimes I have to step back and take a moment to remember why I am on this weight loss journey. It is to become healthier, hopefully live longer, and enjoy the life I had deprived myself of all of those morbidly obese years.
I am not here to trade one obsession for another.
I finished my ride of sixteen miles tonight in about an hour. And hey... if I can increase my riding speed by about ten miles an hour... I'll be as fast as Lance Armstrong!
(I can dream, cant I?)
Aug 09, 2009