Day 217: On Tuesday I went for a 90 minute walk, while trying my best to catch up on phone conversations with friends and family. Although the catching up was not very successful, the 80 degree weather was incredibly successful in helping me sweat.
Day 218: Yesterday my friend Jenny and I went to Karma Yoga for the all levels vinyasa flow. The instructor, Uma, had us dedicate our three opening “om’s” to ourselves, a friend and something in our community. It helped me feel grounded to think of all the things in my life that I not only love, but feel gratitude for every single day.
Day 219: Today Mike and I rode our bikes 20 miles to the Cherry Creek Reservoir. We averaged a pace of 14 mph going uphill the way there and 17 mph going downhill on the way home. At one point we saw a man in the middle of the trail who had gotten off of his bike and was taking pictures. Naturally, we slowed down to see what was so fascinating. He was taking pictures of the longest and fattest snake I have seen in the wild. It. Was. Huge. and Scary. I am pretty sure I yelled, “oh hell no,” before my bike hit 22 mph to get out of there. After we were a safe distance away I asked Mike if it was a rattle snake and he said it very well could have been. I googled some pictures when I got home and I’m convinced that it was and am really hoping that I am able to calm that new-found snake fear before I head out for my next solo ride.