Accomplishments and Action Steps from the Weekend:
Saturday, I rode 10 miles–up 4 miles from Monday’s ride! And let me tell you, my tooshie was NOT happy with me. Narrow seats are not fun on “unseasoned” butts. When I first got off, I was kind of walking like a cowboy… But it felt great doing the ride! And I quoted all but one of my memory verses during the ride (I couldn’t remember one), and ran out of verses for the way back. Motivation to memorize more! I ate fairly healthy the Friday and Sunday, but splurged on some cheeseburgers after the ride, since I was craving beef and was in too much pain (for other reasons) to cook when I got home. I also drank enough water every day. And I bought a new set of dumbbells (adjustable weights), but when I opened the box, I found that one of the discs was broken and some of the sand had come out! So, I have to go return the thing tomorrow. Not looking forward to that, but thus is life, eh?
My action steps included getting to bed earlier (went at 12:30 instead of 2:30–sad, I know), increase distance in biking, quote memory verses while riding and start consuming iron supplements one day per cycle (sorry for mentioning that guys) since I tend towards anemia, especially every 26 or so days…
Weekend highlight: Getting invited to start riding horses again! The women’s ministry at my church had a get together on Saturday, and I sat at a table with a lady with a great sense of humor, a love of people, and 4 horses. Totally stoked to get in this kind of saddle again! I used to ride all the time (made my living with horses for a while even), and have missed it tremendously. And, though I hadn’t “boldly” asked God to provide this opportunity, but rather in passing, He answered my prayers with this offer! And I am STOKED. And, since it’s been a while, I suspect I’ll really be walking like a cowboy shortly!