I think the thing that stands out most for me this year, and what I will remember most when I think of this year is our 126 mile bicycle ride. http://journals.aol.com/midwestvintage/BikeRideAroundSiouxCity/
I had spent the year trying to get into better shape and health, watching my diet, exercising and in the back of head the whole year was this nagging worry about being the age my Mom was when she died. I was going to change that dying young thing from my side of the family if it killed me, it almost felt like it occasionally on that trip.
My year was centered alot around my weight loss and bike riding. What fun that turned out to be. I never realized how much I would like it. Going full spee done hills with the wind whipping through your hair and face. The just knowing you did it. You made it. The joy of sore muscles from pushing yourself as hard as you could. It was a good thing.
I also really got into taking pictures. I always was a picture taker but I really got into using my camera this year and enjoyed my bike outings with my camera strapped to the handlebars. Some of the pictures turned out pretty good if I say so myself.
And I met so many great J-landers this year. What a addicting thing this journal writing and reading is. How wonderful to read about different places and see everyones pictures from all over. To know people are really decent and have the same hopes and fears all over in these scary times.
Coming up I have the POWER program at work. It is a good thing as I have been slacking lately. After a rest this month it is time to get back on the program. Since I have to weigh in and get lab work done plus go to meetings occasionally with this program it should help keep me motivated. In a few short months I will be back on my bike. What new trip should I plan this year? I told Rick renting a house on Madeline Island and taking our bikes to ride around the island would be great. We will see. At this point every day I take a breath, every time I laugh or cry it is a good day because I am here to enjoy it.