Monday, August 15, 2011

A Wise Choice

Today I made a wise choice. Rather than sitting at Starbucks with my laptop, waiting two hours for Alexander's drivers education class to finish, I had him load my bike in the car.  I parked the car in the drivers education lot and then rode my bicycle the 1.5 miles or so to the forest/prairie preserve and rode for about 1.5 hours.

This was my first time on this bike trail.  It was an easy trail with few hills which was exactly what I needed today.  I woke up around 2am to hip pain that pretty much kept me awake the rest of the morning and hoped the ride would work out whatever was going on.  The funny thing is that when I was riding, the hip pain was completely fine but as soon as I got off the bike, it hurt like crazy again.

I had a great time riding by myself, something I seldom do.  I was craving the sunshine and it was 100% appreciated this morning.  Although this bike ride didn't stop the hip pain, it did allow my mind to wonder somewhere else than on the pain.  I call that a wise choice for today.