Hello, bike. It’s been a while since I’ve visited.
No, it’s not really you. I still like you, but I’ve been busy. Yes, I know that we make time for what we value. Ever since I returned from the river trip to Bordeaux, my energy for our daily meetings evaporated. I had a lot of days in schools scheduled and I needed time to prepare.
Today I woke up and knew we needed to become friends again. I have completed my days in schools. I have time for you every day. My timer is set for thirty minutes of nonstop peddling.
Thankfully I have a distraction in front of me as the rhythm of pedals and hum of wheels spin around and around.
Time on the couch reading flies by. Time working in my office passes quickly. Time on the bike s-l–o–w-s d-o-w-n, did it stop?
Don’t look at the timer, just pedal. Pedal faster and faster. Concentrate on the story being told on the TV. Surely, the time is almost over! Sneak a quick peek. Half way!
Another quick peek. Yes! I can do this! Make these last two minutes count!
The barking dog brings the pedals to a stop. I am breathing harder. I am sweaty. I am finished!
The cycle begins again, tomorrow. Yes, bike I will be back.