The weatherpeople released some nasty-sounding predictions today, so it made sense to hit the road on my bike while I still could.
Disclosure: I’m a weather wimp, and I’d rather not be pedalling in a thunderstorm.
Today’s two-wheeled wanderings took me to Meadowlilly Woods, a lovingly protected oasis in the city’s southeast end. And when I got there, I just had to have some photo fun with the green pedestrian bridge in the middle of this remarkable place. Why? Because green, of course.
My current lack of endurance is an infinitely sized bummer. I just can’t cruise at speed for long periods of time, and I end up stopping every so often to rest, snack, and take in the sights.
It’s a different kind of cycling, one I’ll admit I’m not terribly used to or fond of. To be frank, it’s frustrating, because being on the bike reminds me of how much a toll COVID has taken and how hard it is to climb all the way back.
On the other hand, I got on the bike. Two days in a row, even. And I rode to the other side of the city and managed to make it back under my own power. I explored new neighborhoods and didn’t get arrested when I tried to shoot some ruinporn in an industrial park.
All in all, it’s a small victory, but a victory all the same. And if my temporary lack of fitness is as bad as it gets, then I’m pretty sure I have no reason to complain because - say it with me - so many have it so much worse.
I don’t know where the next adventure will take me, but I’m certain there will be a next adventure. That’s the only thing that matters: that every day, we take that step no matter how frustrated we may feel in the moment.
Because not taking that step just isn’t part of the equation.
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