After a morning of writing code, this afternoon found me exhausted – the kind where I’m too tired to sleep. No way I wanted to go near my bike. I tried taking a nap on the couch. Bartlett curled up and took a cat nap between my legs. I stayed awake.
Sometimes it really helps to make a promise to yourself. Tired as I was feeling, I pulled on my bike clothes, stumbled out the door, slowly tightened the straps on my cleated shoes; hopped on the Davidson and coasted down the short driveway.
Transformed! Five minutes I was climbing a gentle grade in the cool autumn air, no longer tired. Big leaf maple glowed in the afternoon light, puffy cumulus clouds moved across the blue sky and I rejoined the living world.