Adventure Challenge – Day 29: Fulfilling a Good Intention

We all have good intentions. We buy that bicycle or treadmill thinking we are going to commit to a new lifestyle, but instead it sits in the garage and collects dust. We start a new project but get distracted and it sits unfinished in the corner. We all have that household project that we have good intentions of getting started, but years later it still sits there waiting.

Today I thought I would fulfill a good intention. In keeping with my healthy lifestyle, I dusted off the bicycle I bought 5 years ago. I bought it impulsively off of Craigslist thinking I was going to be a great mountain biker. Shortly after I realized I didn’t know anyone else who liked biking so it moved to the garage and was forgotten about.

Tonight my son asked me to ride bikes with him. Within the Adventure Challenge month, I taught him how to ride. I’m now starting to have trouble keeping up with him. I decided it was time to bring the bicycle out of hiberation. I was a little worried I wouldn’t even remember how to ride. I haven’t legitimately ridden a bike in 20 years. Fortunately, true to the saying, it was just like riding a bike. I put air in the tires, jumped on, found my gear, and rode 2 miles with my son. It was great to feel the wind through my hair again. I also felt those muscles in my legs that seem to be required only for bicycling. I may not be a great mountain biker, but I have a real reason to ride that bike now. I’m guessing it won’t get buried in the garage again any time soon.

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About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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