Tuesday, September 02, 2014

It's Official

Even though we have been back to school 3 days, with the passing of Labor Day, summer as we know it is now officially over. The girls spent the weekend doing homework. Quite sad actually. I would have much preferred them outside, enjoying the days.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Ride Post Mortem

What went right? I made it. YEAH!

What went wrong? I let personal fear of the magnitude of the ride effect me. Instead of riding with excitement, and anticipation, I was riding scared, with fear and chance of failure.

I didn't drink enough on the way to Wachusett and paid for it during the climb. Very slow; thighs burning.

What have I learned? I can do it. Drink and eat more.

Now to find the opportunity to go again and kick that mountain.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Graphic of My Own


It was hard. But it was doable. And now it's done and we are working algebra problems. Thanks be to God. Thank you boss for letting pedal along with you.

Mount Wachusett - Today.

I'm braver, stronger, smarter... I'm braver, stronger, smarter... Repeat for 77 miles and up and down one mountain. Hail Mary, Full of Grace... Complete.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I must share....

Being away for away week and then having others in the office taking vacation the next week set back my work load. The result: Mistakes. Nothing huge but everything noticeable. Enough to produce the comment, "Usually your a ballerina around here. Why are you tripping over your feet?"

I felt terrible, depressed. What was going on? Everyone makes mistakes, but these were .... Crazy. Silly. Stupid. Costly.

In clearing up my situation, yes I owned all of it, another AP person for a customer was making a error. I explained her confusion and she apologized. And we moved on. Simply.

So that begs my epiphany. How easy it is to gloss over the mistakes of others, but with ourselves, myself, I come down hard?

The resolution is not found in the question: Do they (whoever they are) love me still?

The question is: Do I LOVE MYSELF?

I realized this driving to work, returning to the lion's den, this morning. After pondering a bit, I had my answer.

Do you have yours?

An aside: wicked awesome bike ride the evening. Kicked out 30 miles with ease. Thank God.

People = Value

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

And Today

A slow, breathing in and out 15 mile ride. Cut short by thoughts of work... Maybe I'll squeeze in another ride around dusk. It was a rather long day at work.

Monday, August 25, 2014


Yesterday was a funny day. I nearly fell off my bike, while getting on my bike. The chain fell off three times on my ride and I strained my back when I reached to fixed it the third time. All before 7AM. Still I had a walk in the woods with friends planned for 1, church at 10:30.

Mass. Then took my bike to the shop at noon. No easy feet with a tender back, but it was worth it. The gentleman at Landry's adjusted my derailleur, tightened the cables and lubed my chain. No charge.

The walk, though slow was great and I discovered my back felt normal as long as I was moving. Thank God. I was healing.

Last night after all my deliverables completed I took a back pill and went to bed.

Which leads me to this morning's blessing - a short ride. A ride I thought yesterday would not be happening on my well adjusted bike which rides like a dream. And my back, it's still tender but not nearly as strained as yesterday. Thank God.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Three days and counting

It's been a great summer of early morning rides. In 3 days school starts and my riding window will close.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Proof Of Fun

My youngest is away at camp this week, Camp Mattakeesett. Love that place. They post pictures each day of the girls having fun. Finally I spied a shot of my love. Miss her.