Today I rode 10 miles on the bike. Beautiful day…sunny…about 80 deg. Rode with Brenda & Brooke. We had an awesome time. “Special day”. I feel great. I always feel better after the ride than right before.
Also, I met with the Ripley’s this morning to chat about them leading a group this fall. I’m so excited about their group. They will be great leaders. I get totally pumped after meeting with leaders like Greg & Lori. I wish I could do that every day. On the flip side…I get totally bummed when I hear that someone is leaving or struggling for some reason. I need to make sure I manage my emotional intake and keep meeting with strong/growing leaders. I know that at times I need to meet with troubled people…but I want that to be the exception. While on our bike ride, we ran into Chris & Tracy. What an awesome couple. They were on their way to Moses Lake. I really like them. Sharp people. It’s funny how I found myself stopping 2-3 different times to help people with directions. I don’t even know the trails that well…but when I see people having a question type look on their face…I need to stop and help. Maybe it’s my southern charm? Yes…I do care more about connecting than winning.
This bike riding thing is good. I think I’ll keep doing it.