8am: Just finished an 11 mile ride on my recumbent trike in an hour and a half. I’ve been riding a recumbent stationary bike in the basement 30-50 miles per week in the basement all winter hoping it would keep my strength up. Takes so long to build up when I lose it. It worked!! I saw a bit of snow hanging on near the path next to Trader Joe’s. Today, let’s enjoy whatever health we have. We’ve earned it.
The Marathon Bombings remind me to appreciate what I have. It’s precious: my honey, my family, trust. It can change in a second. Appreciation is a magic lever of health. It’s a good sign that the media spices the stories of mayhem with stories of helping in the immediate aftermath. Those affected will need help for a long time. Honor the caregivers, help the helpers.