Ramblings from the Trail: Day #11, #12, #13, Entry #6
Day 11: WOW, it was a interesting day as I got off the trail and on to the concrete I noticed a bump in my bike…I checked my tires when I got back to the Center for Balanced Living and sure enough there was something wrong with my front tire. Funny thing was I had just had a conversation with a friend not 20 minutes earlier about tires. She doesn’t go very far past the caboose in Marthasville for fear of thorns and such getting stuck in her tires. I said I had had no problems and really love riding that way. And then I had a tire issue lol. I was very grateful that I went into Revolution Cycles, in Washington Missouri and they got me taken care of in less than an hour and even reset my on board computer. It was a great morning I logged 11.33 miles Saturday. I was very grateful Caterina was home and she and I got to spend some time on the trail together 🙂
Day 12: Sunday was an early morning as I had a circle to run from 10-12 p.m. that morning, The Empowered Goddess Circle. I almost didn’t get up and go, I was draggin’. It was the first difficult day I have had on the trail so far. I had to really work with my attitude, coach myself into doing this no matter what. Talking to myself about my WHY. Huge self-discipline with love, kindness and support. I was just physically tired and to push through made it a win win for the morning. I logged 8.09 miles that morning.
Day 13: Today was another tough day for me. I just am lacking energy the last two days. I, once again, as I got out on the trail needed to talk firmly to myself and go over once again my WHY. This makes 13 days in a row on my bike. The last 2 days being the most difficult energy wise and motivation wise. But given about 20 minutes of a pep talk each morning I fell into my stride and was off and biking. I’m keeping in mind that I need to be out there between 6:30-7:00 a.m. as it is getting hotter earlier. Today was a success as my goal was to make the 10 mile mark. I went past Peers a little bit and found a much needed bench and sat for a spell. I saw all kinds of smaller things this morning, a baby snake, lots and lots of dragon flies, a grand daddy long leg, a dead mole, a ground hog, a squirrel and a few spiders hanging from the trees lol. I logged 10.06 miles.
My knees and hips are feeling the effects of the biking a lot yesterday and today I am noticing. Onward I go!
I encourage you to journal today, as I am going to take up my pen and journal today as well. If you have never used a journal before or don’t own a journal, today is your day to buy one (doesn’t have to be fancy, a spiral notebook does the trick) and begin with your first entry.
P.S. let me know you can see this as I am still unsure it is reaching my Facebook pages 🙂 Thank you!