Feeling a bit nostalgic, I looked back at my blog from a year ago. We had just returned from staying at the same resort and I wrote about the gratitude I was feeling for my family, my health and the recent health changes in my life. Here is the link if you want to see it.
I also wrote about my close friends who had just lost their father. We had recently attended his funeral. It made me so sad to think of their loss and how we would all miss this very sweet and happy guy. They have to be missing him terribly right now. Their loss made me value my time with my family and how I want to focus on gratitude.
It's ironic that my focus then was pretty much the same as it is now. My attitude recently has been to simply...ABIDE. For various reasons, I did not set any specific goals this year (as I had done in previous years), nor had I signed up for epic races, etc. And I have no regrets.
I am not on contract to anyone to ride a certain amount of miles,
lose a specific amount of weight,
or prove anything to anyone.
My highest priority is be faithful to God and then to be a great husband and father. If things are cool with them, then I am happy to go for a bike ride or a run, etc. If we are struggling with one thing or another, then I'm less motivated. It's as simple as that.
Sometimes I read posts where people feel badly about their lack of activity or progress. Some wallow in it, some use tough talk to get out of it and some sign up foolishly and boldly for a huge event! I guess I do all of those at different times, but I try to keep it upbeat.
I hope that you will pardon me for several introspective posts lately. If I got into such horrible shape by
The Clyde Abides.
P.S. Check out my other blog Clyde Explains where I detail "The Baskin-Robbins Cheerleader Incident". I may ruin peanut-butter-and-chocolate ice cream for you forever.