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Friday, August 26, 2011
A Challenging Ride
Today I had a challenging ride. What made it so challenging? Was it unbelievably hilly? No Was it super hot? No Was traffic roaring by me at a scary rate? Once again, no. The problem is I decided I would take pictures and show 5 beautiful sights I saw on my ride. The challenge - it was all gorgeous! But I am up to the challenge and will choose just 5 pictures. I promise.
Today was rather stress filled. I am rather saddened by how quickly this year is filled with stress. It is mostly due to the pace and demands. Right now I cannot imagine I will be ready for the first day of school. I will go in at least one day this weekend if not both. Many things are going well at school the chief one being my team. There are so many changes (too many for one year is you ask me but no one making the decisions did - what's up with that?) and all new teams is one of them. I feel we have the best functioning team. One of our teammates moved to Montana so I was a little worried but our "new" (moved from a different grade) teammate is the best. But she is pregnant and about to deliver so there is a sub for her. But once again - GREAT! So any problems are not with my team. We seem to have the same sense of humor, work ethic with a good balance for stuff outside of school too, and we all like sweets - important stuff right?
So we had a social hour at the principal's house and many were bringing bikes to ride. Well no one did. So I decided since I was headed to Burlington I would just go on the bike path. BEST DECISION EVER! I was smiling as soon as I started. Still have work to do but the ride put it on the back burner.
The weather and the day were perfect. The only problem was too many people, many of whom were clueless but I just maintained my cool and went around them or shouted "on your left" or a rather abrupt "EXCUSE ME! So 5 of the pictures from my beautiful ride are included in this post. I am thinking I need to do this ride on some more Fridays! Great way to end the week.
Oh and that run this morning because of the hurricane coming, didn't make it up. I thought that might happen. I can only get up early so many mornings in a row.