Pedal Another Mile

Bicycling, death, life after death.

Better Day

Just a quick post to say today went much better than yesterday. I took a 27+ mile bike ride early on this hot, muggy, and windy morning. The garmin bike computer shit the bed a third of the way in. If not for the Charity Miles app I wouldn't have known the total. I looked down, the garmin was off, so I launched the Strava iphone app. A few miles were missed.

It was kind of nice to ride almost 20 miles without knowing my speed, cadence, heart rate, etc. Just ride. I had no idea when the ride was over other than recognizing where I was (I'm getting quite familiar with A1A in south Brevard and all of Indian River counties).

I finished my ride and transitioned to beach time. Lock up bike, risk arrest by changing in the car, and hitting the sand. It was early so for half an hour I had it all to myself. Much better feeling than a table for one. No clouds today., either. 

I didn't forget the bereavement books today, either. I picked up the one titled

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief that I received as a gift at Billy Jo's wake. It turns out it's one page per day. I read the first nine pages and put it down. I plan on reading each page with each new day. It has already caused me tears, but of the "it's ok" kind - not the miserable ones. I think it is going to help a lot.

I got back around 12:30, did some work, did all my laundry, and napped. All in all a good day.

I won't bore you with a map/details of my ride because it's all fucked up anyway :).

Tomorrow looks to be a bit windier, but sunny, so a repeat of today is on tap. I hope my mood is repeated as well. Late tomorrow afternoon I check out my niece's final soccer game of the season. Can't wait to see her play :)