Last Friday I wrote about The Important Stuff. My family is number one. You know what number two is? Me. Well…I haven’t been taking good enough care of myself and I am on a mission to fix that. In fact, I have set some personal goals.
One of those is to ride a bit more consistently. Notice I didn’t say ride more. Consistency is the key for me. When I do get out, I often go out long and over due it. Sort of the binge & purge mentality. That is not good for my body nor my mind. Sure I love being out there as long as I can, but if I could even out some of my riding hours, I think I’d be much happier.
I am making some changes starting this week so that I can make this happen. I’m not going to go into all the details, but I have set a personal goal for the month of April. With that, I will share that I got out for an amazing morning ride on Sunday to kick this short term goal into gear.
I did one of my favorite routes heading south on gravel to Northfield, MN. I rode my Vaya Ti as my new Fargo isn’t quite ready for duty yet. There is one spot on this route that I’ve always wanted to stop and take a picture. Today was the day. It was cold at about 45 degrees and very wet & foggy. Just right for the mood I’ve always wanted riding past this spot.
Not all was perfect though as the horse was looking straight at me and I wanted him turned or grazing. I waited for a few moments until a dog started barking at me. That was my sign to put the camera away and get pedaling. I never took the camera out again. 60 miles later I returned home to my awesome family. That’s just what I needed and how I need to take care of myself.
As a result, I’m heading into Monday in the best mood I’ve been in for weeks. Bring it on!