Some of you will know that I enjoy early morning bicycle rides. It is cool, quiet, unhurried, and I love to see the sun emerge for a new day. Some of you will also know that the last few months have not been ideal for early morning rides. In fact, they have been almost nonexistent. I could claim lack of time, the impact of a significant life transition, or any one of a number of other excuses. John Maxwell says that excuses are the 'off ramp of life'!
The real truth lies in motivation and implementation. It just hasn't happened and (sort of like Jimmy Buffet) I have no one to blame but myself. Until today.
What a great day to ride. 55 degrees at 5:30 A. An uninhabited trail system that is mostly flat! And a beautiful sunrise that burst over Hilltop Road while I was rounding the curve behind the KOA tower.
It was a reminder of days gone by. Do you ever long to recapture parts of the past so the future can feel better? It is a part of the healing process. We don't want to live in the past but it is good to recapture the good things of yesterday so tomorrow can hold a brighter promise.
Today (an interesting concept when you think it over), today is the day. Happy trails! Go for it!
BTW: congrats to the newest 1000 mile club member!