As I was grinding up one of the last hills of my extra long ride today, my teeth clenched and my face not so pretty, a song by David Grey (one of his upbeat ones) started to play – ‘A Moment Changes Everything’. I already had a glimpse of a smile on my face, and when this song came on it became instantly bigger. I thought to myself (actually I think I might have said this out loud, minus the PG version), ‘life is fricking awesome’.
Since I started training for the BC Bike Race, everything seems to be falling into place. I feel a balanced sense of happiness. I’m loving my intense workouts, I’m focusing more on my nutrition and I’m feeling a gentle sense of exhaustion at the end of the day. I’m even finding more time to practice yoga, which my hamstrings are thanking me for. Most importantly, I’m spending more time with girlfriends who love to ride as much as me. Surprisingly, I’m finding more and more women who are also training for BCBR who are mysteriously coming out of the woodwork. Who knew so many awesome women would be joining me on this journey?! I had no idea. Tons of future plans for rides and trips with friends has me smiling from the inside out. Without even knowing or trying, we’re inspiring each other to crush our goal together.
It’s strange. I had no idea how this was all going to come together. But with just one moment – I signed up, I committed – everything seems to be happening better than I imagined. I know there will be many ups and downs along the way, but I just have this sense of knowing – this is what I want. I’m committed. This is good. A blissful sense of balance.
All it takes is one moment. One big decision. One goal. A commitment. And then, the magic happens.