Today was my first day back feeling pretty close to normal following some sort of bug – hence the blogging hiatus. I was taken out by this thing over the past few days making me feel tired, annoyed, sad, and overall crappy. Today, was a better day.
I don’t know what it was about today, but I just felt on. Like ‘something’ was guiding me in all the right directions. This morning, I had a private mountain biking lesson with a friend who owns Endless Biking in North Vancouver. I had been wanting to get a private skills lesson for some time, but always held back as it’s a bit of an investment. I’ve been completely committed to my training program for BC Bike Race, and decided that I’ve got nothing to lose. I’ve worked so hard for so many months, maybe this would be one more thing to help me feel prepared. I decided to give it a shot. WOW was it helpful. I can’t believe it. Darren is an amazing coach. Gaining a few new tools in the belt has changed my riding completely. What a difference! He even noticed me giggling down the trail towards the end – a little sign from ‘something’ out there that I’m on the right track. I’m to continue giving 110% to my goal right now. It’s worth it. It’s an investment in myself.
The day kept getting better when I met one of my bestie’s for lunch. You know those friends who you could sit for hours with and the conversation just flows? Like you don’t really want it to end? And this was without any wine! Jaime, thanks for brightening my day!
The little signs continued later in the afternoon when I was stopped at a trail crossing on the North Shore, looking at my GPS map trying to figure out where I was, when I asked a friendly face passing by which way I should go. His answer, “follow me!”. I love when this happens. So after putting myself down, and letting him know I probably wouldn’t be able to keep up, I found myself right on his tail (why are we our worst critic??!). He ended up taking me on a few trails that I had originally wanted to practice, but had no idea where they were. We ended up riding the EXACT ares that I needed practice on – but instead of having to attempt obstacles by myself, I found myself being coached on which line to take by following the wheel in front of me. More giddy smiles to add to the day, conquering obstacles I likely would have walked if I were out there by myself.
I tend to look for little signs, letting me know whether or not I’m on the right track. For example, little things like when the doctor I need to get ahold of at work is walking down the hall in front of me, or when I’m pooped after a long day at work and dinner is waiting for me on the table (thanks Jeff!). I know it’s easy to brush these little things aside as non-meaningful, but to me – they do mean something. That ‘something’ is letting me know that I’m doing alright. That I’m on the right track. A subtle reminder that life is happening all around us – we just need to do what makes us feel good, live with a good heart, trust, and let it all flow.
Smile with your heart!
Thanks to these bestie’s for bringing me so much joy this weekend!!