Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Inside my Cornucopia


For my great marriage, first and foremost. For better health than this time last year, and a rockin’ fast bike I didn’t have a year ago.

For stepping out to go to work and smelling trees and earth and air – not cement.

For a new gym membership, giving me something besides <> rollers to use for workouts during the winter. And for the terrific new feeling of cross-trained fitness.

Countless long rides in one of the most beautiful places in the country. And my big-climbing metrics this year, the furthest and highest I’ve ridden since the early ‘80s. And especially for the prospect of my first century ever next year.

For a greater acceptance of my puzzling new health limits since I reached my mid-40s.

For the first job in my fairly seasoned life in which my reservations are outweighed by my appreciation.

For this changeable, puzzling, thrilling thing they call Life.

2 comments:

Suitcase of Courage said...

Really enjoyed this post. Great perspective!

Velosopher said...

Thanks, SOC -- hope your holiday was warm and peaceful.

I forgot to also give thanks for my trusty Giant OCR, which lets me ride in sketchy weather or on rougher terrain.