I haven’t taken a ride on my bike for 2 weeks. First a short vacation….then a conference and rain…interrupted my ride time. So this morning I went for a ride. The plan was to hit 50 miles. I came in at 45.5 miles.
This ride wore me out. Somewhere around 20 miles I questioned if I could come close to 50 miles today. My legs felt heavy and exhausted. I was fighting allergies, and my back wasn’t cooperating.
So you might say…what’s the big deal? Well, the big deal is that I am riding my first 100 mile ride on June 4th and I don’t feel ready. My brain is actually in a fight with itself right now. I’m afraid I won’t be ready, yet I know I will do everything possible to be ready.
So here is where the gratitude comes in….I was able to be outside riding today. I was able to spend time doing something I love. I rode with a friend and enjoyed her company. I am fortunate to be able to ride 45.5 miles….even if I felt worn out and fought a headache…I’m still capable of riding 45.5 miles and I know I will conquer the 100 mile ride in June.
So I complained, whined and did a bit of bellyaching….but I know I am a lucky girl and I appreciate this opportunity to express my gratitude.