Total Biking for September, 88.79 miles. I was really hoping to break 100 miles, but the weather had other plans. That is okay though, that is 88.79 miles that I did ride. :) Slow and Steady wins the race.
Inspired, that is how I feel today, simply inspired.
Be a better mother.
Have more patience.
Be more creative.
Ride 150 miles this month...at the very least...(Hey, a girl can dream.)
Not get too upset if the weather gets in the way of my bike riding goal.
Get more sleep
Give more hugs
Stop taking the negative things in life personally. It happens.
Show more appreciation for the people who love me.
Eat better. (Thank you Kori and Garrett my personal trainers.)
Say "no", if I am feeling "no", and not feel bad about it.
Take more pictures. < --- Nah, that is not possible. :)
How about you? Are you feeling inspired? Most people get excited for Spring. Not me, I get excited for Fall! October is my favorite month. I plan on having a great one.
Happy Monday, and Welcome October!
Gloomy day today. Ordinarily I would not mind, but my spirit is a bit gloomy too. Blurgh. Just for the record, I do not do gloomy well. It does not help that it is raining outside. I love rainy days, but not when I want to ride my bike. :*(
Being a mom of sons, the hardest thing for me thus far has been finding a balance when it comes to their problems with relationships and girls. My number one rule...if they are of age...is not to get involved. Unless this girl has a criminal record and no manners, I will be the perfectly delightful "boyfriend's mom."
I know what love is like, I have been there a time or two or three in my 52 years of existence on this planet. But I also know what unhealthy relationships are like...been there too. One of my sons was involved in a very unhealthy relationship that should have never even started. Her parents need to be more mindful of where this girl is in her life, and what she should and should not be doing. (None of my business, right?) Now he is having a difficult time ending it. What I would like to do is pick up the phone and tell this girl AND her family..."LEAVE MY SON ALONE!!!!', then remove all communication devices from my son, and put him in time out.
But I can't do that. My son looked at me, shook his head and said..."Mom, stay out of it, I can handle this."
Right now I am feeling a mix of "What are you doing son?" with "Dubya-tee-eff son, what the hell are you thinking? Come here so I can smack you upside the head!" Hopefully he will learn?
Side Note: Blake was playing a game of Scribblenauts on his computer while I was writing my blog. He was on a scene where a heart was attacking a lady. "Mom! How do I stop this heart from attacking the lady?" My answer..."Feed it some bad cholesterol?" Haha, you should have seen the expression on his face.
I really wanted to get up early and go to the Boise Capital Farmer's Market in downtown Boise. I love riding my bike downtown, as there is so much to photograph. Unfortunately, it only runs from 9:30am to 1:30pm, and when I woke up it was super windy and cold, and this mama was tired. It is really hard to ride in 20+ mph wind let me tell you. Especially on the way home when we have to ride up the bench. (the higher elevation in the city)
It is also hard for me to sleep when one of my boys is not home. I know, that is ridiculous, but it is true. Casey worked until 6:00am, so I set my alarm to be sure I was up because I wanted to welcome him home and hear all about work. After he was home safely, then I could sleep...and I over slept. I did not wake up until 11:00AM and with the weather being not so great, The Farmer's Market was out of the question.
But all was not lost. It started to warm up, and the skies started to clear a bit later in the day. Blake had been wanting to ride to Freak Alley to check out the street art, so we ended up having a pretty amazing biking adventure anyway. We rode all the way to the Historic...and very haunted...Idaho State Penitentiary, Fort Boise Skate Park, all through downtown Boise, Freak Alley, dinner at Westside Drive-In , and our favorite spot on the Boise river. It was a heck of a ride! So even though we missed the Farmer's Market, we had a really terrific day.
We only rode 15.35 very windy miles. That wind makes 15 miles feel more like 30! I do love my weekend biking adventures with Blake. We had a totally amazing day...and I am exhausted! :)
Hope you had a great Saturday planet.
The Bishop's House.
Freak Alley, Street Art.
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