Thursday, April 14, 2011
What To Do When It Doesn't Go Your Way...
Life has dealt me an interesting stack of cards this week. The funny thing is, all these cards are face down and I have the chance to pick and choose which cards I'm going to play. I can turn a few things around, make some changes and I'll be back on track and going in the right direction, hopefully. When times like this hit, the mind does a lot of thinking. All this thinking wears down on you a little bit.
So most of you are probably wondering what I'm getting at. Well, this blog is a little too public to really spread my mustard on so we'll just leave it to the above paragraph. How does this relate to biking? It relates to biking specifically because biking has been my escape. It's been my way to deal with my problems.
Yesterday, I went to class and decided to hang around campus all day. Mid day, I met up with my buddy Patrick and we did a little riding around the Boro. We stopped in at Smoopy's Vintage Bicycles and picked up some Bike Polo Mallets that just came in. I'm pretty stoked about the mallet and looking forward to using it in tonight's polo match. After hanging out with Pat for most of the afternoon, I started making my way back to my place. As I was pedaling along through downtown, I realized that I didn't really have anywhere to be by any specific time. Why was I hammering it out? So I slowed down a little bit. Instead of taking the short route home, I hopped on the greenway. The sun was in its last hour of the day and it cast a bright glow from behind all the trees. While on the greenway, I popped in my earbuds and turned on some Mumford and Sons. The tone of their music was pretty fitting for the mood that I was in. My pace was pretty easy, the temps were warm but I wasn't even sweating. My legs started to move the pedals with the tempo of the music. I was in a trance of sorts. All of a sudden, I felt amazing! It was just me, my bike and some music. All my problems didn't go away, I just had a new perspective on some things. I really don't know how to put my feelings into words but I am thankful. I have so many good things in my future. I want to share my future with those who are close to me.
So this has been a pretty random blog post. This was about as free form as my writing gets. I'm not in the mindset to go back and change anything. I'm gonna push forward, ride my bike and love those around me!