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Gratitude & Cycling

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My last post was on the edge of despair and depression.  Luckily,  I know that it doesn’t last, and while things may not be sunshine and lollipops, I will return to a more even keel.

Riding out the storm can be a challenge.

I’ve focused on things I’m grateful for, remembering to surrender everything to Divine Source and return to my art journal to keep my hands busy.   I also still want to make this blog more than a sporadic rambling when I’m procrastinating something else.

An email group I was on a very long time ago would have Thankful Thursdays.  I’m going to reinstate that beginning tomorrow.   I’m still working on revamping my morning routine to include yoga and meditation (sorry Morning Pages, but I’m over you) and would like to include art or writing a quick post.

Oh, today is my Cycleversary.   A year ago today, after going to a wine tasting my artist cycling friend Mandy hosted, I dug my box store hybrid bike out of the garage, aired up the tires and went out for a ride.  Since then I’ve ridden 143 miles, purchased a road bike (so much faster than the hybrid), and have completed a few virtual races (93 miles total).

I’m still working on building up the courage to ride on main roads.  I noticed and may have posted here, that while I’m walking cars give me more room than when I’m on my bike.   I also need to learn how to fix a flat tire.  I haven’t experienced it yet, but I’m sure it’s inevitable.

My goal for this year is to ride 300 miles, so I better get on it! That’s only  5 miles a week so it’s completely doable for a 2nd-year beginner.

Until next time, wash your hands and wear your mask.

Author: gentlesoularts

A 40-something working mom of 3, happily married, wanting to find a quiet spot to art, burn incense & do some yoga.

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