Well, another weekend come and gone. I got to spend some of it in beautiful Sedona, AZ. If you’ve never been there, if it’s ever possible for you to go, you must. I really can’t put the beauty into words. My friend and I climbed up and perched ourselves on the top of a rock and overlooked a valley of red rock. It was amazing. It was so relaxing.
Sunday I did a 65 mile ride with another friend. Ok, so that wasn’t as relaxing as sitting on a rock overlooking the beauty of Sedona, but it was pretty good as well. My longest ride ever has been 67 miles, so I’m getting close. I’m going to try and do a 100 mile ride some day soon, just to see if I can.
You might ask, “Why on God’s green earth would you put yourself through that agony?” Good question. I sometimes ask myself the very same thing. But, my answer is simple. I’m nuts. No, really, I love it. The challenge of exerting myself to stay fit, to compete with myself, and to see the town. I’ve mentioned in past posts how I get to see some pretty spectacular things while out on a bike. Well, there’s another reason as well.
It helps my writing.
Yep, it really does. My mind gets to wonder. Plots get to sizzle and cook. There is a contest this week on a blog that I visit daily, so while I was riding for those 3 hours on Sunday, I put together my idea, mixed it up, and then finalized it. So, today or tomorrow, I can get it down on the computer and enter her contest.
Plus, after riding that far and long, I can eat anything I want after. So, bring on the malted milk balls!!!
Have a great day everyone. GOD BLESS!