Easy riders, make that pedalers
A view from the bridge
I have been in the woods, leading a quiet and productive life for the last five days. My husband and I arrived at our secret cabin overlooking a lake, surrounded by green and more green trees, with a car load of good food, books, work to do and our laptops. Our bikes were secured on a bike rack of our rented car.
We rode our bikes for the first time together in months. For three days, we rode on Le P’tit Train du Nord, a 200 km cycling trail that runs from Saint-Jérôme to Mont-Laurier in the Laurentians (Quebec). We rode 20 miles on the first day, 16 miles on the second and 12 miles today. One-way of each ride was always uphill making it a harder workout. My legs were tired. I was surprised and frankly ticked off at how my endurance and stamina threshold has fallen. I resisted the urge to put myself down and instead said "You can do this."
I immensely enjoyed a change of scenery with a constant panoramic view of fall colors. We ate three unrushed meals and didn’t go to the door for newspapers, mail or visitors nor did we answer the phone.
If you need a change of scenery and don’t have a get-away, try out coaching for something new and different. You might discover all kinds of possibilities.
Keep you posted,
Leave a Reply.
My family, relationships, movement, nature, flexibility of mind, exploration of alternative perspectives & openness are central to my life.