Ramblings from the Trail: Day #14 & 15. Entry #7

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Day #14: I had an appointment in Washington yesterday at 9 a.m. so it was important to get on the trail early.  I did.  It was not easy to make myself get up at 5 a.m. but at the same time, I really liked being out on the trail by 6:30 a.m.  It had rained the night before and there was a freshness and cool feeling as I got on my bike.  I only logged 5.02 miles but I’m happy with that. There were not very many people out then.

My thinking was I needed to figure out a 10-mile trek that I can do each day and have that be my standard each day.

Today Day #15/100: I am trying to connect with the pump people to come to my house to check out our system and trying to coordinate with them and get my biking complete in the morning has not been easy.  I am not sure they are coming today and my hope is that they schedule us for tomorrow when Roger can be home early in the morning.  Today it was distracting me from my ride.  Also, Thor and his situation, and soon transition was heavy on my mind this morning.  I shed some tears thinking about what a great dog he has been for our family and how grateful I am for him choosing us to spend this life with.  He is a gentle giant for sure and 14 years is a long time in dog years.  Life and death are all around us in this world, daily.  When someone close to me chooses to move on it brings many parts of life that had gravitated towards the fringes of my mind and into the fog, back into focus.  I love this life with all the things it makes me feel.  I logged 9.62 miles today on the Katy trail and I think I have figured out my standard biking run in the mornings in order to get my 10 miles in each day. My knees are feeling it, and I see them as strong and capable.

My goal is 100 days straight on my bike.  I take it one day at a time, but that is my goal.

I encourage you to look in the mirror and ask yourself this question today: “Who Am I?”





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