Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Welcome To November
Other things going in my life right now - well I am riding to work as often as the weather and body calls for it. Right now I am at 65 commutes for the year and I am trying to hit 77 (the number I hit last year). That would be good since I had 30 days of no commuting with the Freedom Tour earlier this year!
I am also becoming a devoted swimmer. I want to do a 1 or 2 mile lake swim race next summer and my swim needs a lot of help. To get good at swimming means drills and laps and time but I am willing to invest in it right now and see how it turns out come spring time :)
The biggest thing right now is that I am on a kick to cut out senseless media. Last week I watched about 2 hours of television total and that included football games Saturday and Sunday. Actually most of the time was football Saturday night as I relaxed in bed. Since my beloved Denver Broncos are one of the worst football teams this year I have no desire to watch them on Sunday's so that rules that time out as well! So far this week I am at 0 for television consumption ;) and hope to keep it that way.
I have been weaning myself off of it recently and Sunday our pastor gave a great sermon on the Sabbath and how things distract us from focusing on God at all times during the day. A big part of that for me was donning the IPod while riding and I stopped that about 3 weeks ago. It is freeing knowing that the only thing penetrating my mind our my thoughts - well maybe that is not so freeing after all but you catch my drift - and God's which is truly freeing!
What is next to go - hopefully the car but I am having a difficult time coming up with a commuting plan for winter time around these parts. I could try and ride to work all winter long but right now my body does not like when I do back to back commutes (sorry Dave you are a rock star and I am not) so I don't know if that would really work out. I am sure something is out there for me to latch onto plan wise - stay tuned :)
Alright that is all for today - get out there and ride your bike, or walk your dog, or play with your children, or just enjoy God's creation for a while. It is all good - if you don't believe me read Genesis!