So, I realized this morning that it has only been 1 year and 1 month since I last posted...oops!
Life has been busy and filled with three wonderful little boys. I had big plans to get right back on the bike this summer but between me being sick, baby being sick and just plain feeling exhausted, it didn't happen...until today! I finally woke up not feeling completely wiped out on Friday so I mentally set the goal to begin my bike rides Monday. I set my alarm for 5:30...woke up and 5:25 and realized I had my alarm set for Sat. and Sun. (I set it in the dark). I also realized that it is still VERY dark at 5:30 so I changed my goal to 5:45 because I did not have a clue where my bike lights were (note to self FIND them tonight). I got out of bed a bit before 5:45 because...well I was wide awake LOL! I grabbed a water bottle and my phone and off I went.
It felt SO good to be back out riding my bike in the cool morning air. As I got on the trail I noticed the colors of the horizon beginning to change as the sun inched higher. I saw a wild cat who scurried off into the tall grass and I listed to the chorus of nature all around me. I set the goal of riding down to the river and back. I didn't really want to loop around the park just yet. I reacquainted myself with some of the hills that I still hate. I got down to the river and thought I could keep going. I saw the sprinklers and changed my mind. Instead, I took some time to look at the beauty of the fog that had settled over the river and to snap some pictures.
I hope I can get myself back on track with working out and eating right but I feel like I have a long way to go! Wish me luck!