Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Come Ride with Me.........

...............aaaaaahhhhhhh the lovely apartment on the second floor. You carried your heavy mountain bike down those stairs knowing full well your gonna have to carry it back up after you've biked about 8 miles and your legs feel like jello.....but .....you do it anyway...why? Because the Bike Trail calls to you...... The breeze cool on your bare arms........the sun warm on your face and beauty everywhere.....birds, squirrels keep you entertained and try to pull your concentration away from the trail .............. ..........with it rough edges , little dips and sharp turns if your not careful your gonna end up... in the drink.........the little creek is your constant companion on this ride....in the quiet spots away from traffic and people you can hear its burbling......children with their vigilant mothers play in the shallows......pants rolled up to their knees......smiles and excited chatter....squeals... Trees seem so much taller since you've spent all those years in Texas..........you are easily amazed by their height........a stillness seems to envelop you as ride thru them......you can hear your own breath after climbing that last hill........ ............the sign makes you smile.......maybe a sad little smile as you are quite aware of the pounds you have packed back on........it crosses your mind what you THINK other people are saying.....'Look out! Wide load! Fat woman on bicycle coming thru.....' You have to quiet your mind........don't think such things......you cannot wait until you've 'lost a few pounds' to get out there and exercise.......it doesn't work that way.....you won't lose 'a few pounds' until you DO get out there and exercise.....all those inner demons that whisper such negative thoughts be damned! ..........can you smell the roses?.......you take deep calming breaths......letting the negativity go......you are here.......you are moving.....you are alive.......you smile and take another deep rose scented breath........ ...........4 miles has taken you to the edge of town and you look longingly toward the emerald hills but know you have 4 miles more to get back home AND a set of stairs to climb........so you make a date with those hills....next time.......next time i will get a little closer.......

6 comments:

Heather said...

Wow. Just Wow! Those photos look like a dream vacation bike ride. You are lucky lucky lucky!!!! :)

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

What a wonderful post. I felt as if I was riding along with you and could almost smell those roses.

Get those fat thoughts out of your mind!! People you pass think thoughts like...she sure looks like she is enjoying being out in the fresh air...o, I wish my knees didn't hurt so bad or I'd do that too (their excuse), I think I'll do that tomorrow (another excuse) See, they are not focusing on you at all. Couldn't care less what you THINK you look like on a bike.

4 miles or a little more tomorrow...no diff...enjoy yourself and breathe deeply.
xx, Carol

Lori said...

What a fabulous path! How lucky!

People do judge, no denying it, but who the heck cares what someone thinks about you. You deserve to be on that path and enjoying it just like anyone else.

Murphy said...

Yes . . . all I can say is yes!

gamma3 said...

WOW! what a beautiful place. your very own zen area. i can't wait to have a personal tour. i just hope i can keep up with you. it is a different world on the west coast. i am glad you and your daughter had a great time. it really helps to have a good guide that knows all the ins and outs.

Katiejane said...

Oh how fun! Thank you so much for taking us along! You've got a beautiful place to play, work out, and enjoy. Keep it up, (and I'm CERTAIN you don't weigh 5 tons!)