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Recovery Ride

SBK Virginia here…

Today I had a wonderful recovery ride. Now, normally “recovery” means that you’ve had a hard workout….but this recovery ride was about recovering my mental well-being. After the crash that my son took the other day and the death of the rider in my home town, I was super nervous about riding. Frankly, I just didn’t want to do it. BUT…the good ‘ol training plan called for a 2 hour ride today……so…..

So…first let me say that I tried to get out of it. My 10 year old woke up feeling crummy….so I told my hubby that I wasn’t going. He didn’t let me out that easily. He actually took all three boys and drove an hour to another town and an hour back in order to buy our 8 year old special band-aids called Tegaderm … which are awesome and expensive… (recommended by the Ironman WOMAN Jennifer Hill….THANK YOU JENNIFER). Though he was doing this for our son, he was also doing it for ME.

I headed out on a ride. I have to admit, at first I was nervous. As I rode in the bike lane on a semi-busy road, I was a bit freaked out. This ride also came after another night of nightmares. BUT…soon I turned onto some beautiful country roads, and my morning ride turned into a pure recovery ride. By the end of my two hours, I was totally rejuvenated. In fact, I could have gone on forever. So…here are a few pictures from the morning.

Scenes of Edisto….

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I think my bike, Midori, is having a love affair with Edisto. Maybe she’ll marry this awesome mailbox.

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This seems like the perfect picture of the South.

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A plantation with a sign dated 1790.

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Marsh view

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Another lovely marsh view

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Final beautiful marsh view

Today I am reminded that life is full of beauty. I hope to find more tomorrow….and every day. Just keep moving forward.

2 Comments

  • evelyn

    June 18, 2013 at 9:59 am

    i’m glad you made it out. i find the biggest hurdle to any of this is always that first one: getting out the door! and once i’m out there, i remember almost instantly how much i enjoy being active…

    i’m so sorry to hear of your son’s crash and your friend’s passing. big hugs…

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