The wheels in my head have been turning lately…
If you are getting tired of the ATOC posts, my apologies. I took a lot of cool photos that I want to share AND I’m kinda of psyched about being able to enjoy watching these cycling races again.
I sort of boycotted watching cycling after my husband’s passing. Our first few dates were bike trips. And even though he left me in the dust, I thoroughly enjoyed the view both around me and in front of me (if you catch my drift.)
Seriously, watching cycling was just another reminder to me and the kids that he was gone, and none of us needed to be reminded of our loss.
These days, I feel less like a widow and more like just me. It’s great to be me. Finally, I feel like my life is meaningful and has direction (of some sort).
As for the whole cycling thing, perhaps it is more than just enjoying the race. If you’ve caught any bit of it, you’ll have noticed how the commentators are highlighting the beauty of California. One thing is for certain, cycling is a fantastic way to see this gorgeous place we live: Slower than in a car, where everything passes too quickly to truly appreciate, yet faster and farther than running, where the limits lie in the time and distance one is able to cover.
Don’t think for a second that I’m about to give up running. I most certainly am not. I LOVE running. I’m just realizing what I’ve missed by becoming so focused on running with my bike gathering cobwebs in the garage. I might have to do something about that. I just need to find the time. *sigh*
Perhaps getting YaYa a road bike would help. I don’t know. I’m just thinking out loud.
…and those wheels just keep on turning.