Sunday, August 14, 2011

Here I Sit Again.....

....drawing a blank about what to write about. (Wasn't it just a couple of days ago that I swore I wasn't running out of blog material yet?) I'm tired, I got a little too much sun today, it's time for bed and I still haven't made my lunch, and I'm drawing a blank.

When I'm on my bike, I can think of a million things to write about. And I tell myself, "Oh, I won't forget THAT one."

And then I forget.

It could be that any creative ideas flew right out of my head when I returned from a 54-mile bike ride, relishing the idea of jumping in the pool to cool off, and seeing my sister-in-law's car parked in my front yard, indicating SHE was in my pool. She has stopped even calling to let us know she's coming; she just shows up. Whether we are here or not. She is about the tackiest person I know.

I may have been planning to write about the irony of today's bike ride. I rode to a general location near something called Turkey Mountain, and then later as I was headed back home, I saw a turtle crossing the road. I actually had to dodge him. (I told you I wasn't fast.) I thought how ironic it was that I had already decided to call today's ride the Turkey Mountain Trot, and then I saw an actual turtle in the road. You see, in my mind, those were the same thing. They both start with tur. They're both two syllable words. They are both animals. And it was only as I started this paragraph that I realized they aren't the same at all. Perhaps the heat is getting to me? Anyone listening? Hello?

I may have considered writing about the fact that I rode my first sixteen miles or so in under an hour today, something that heretofore has only happened on the flat lands of South Georgia and Florida. (Did I really just use the word "heretofore"?) That isn't blazing speed, but it's faster than I usually ride, even in a group. And today I was all alone. When I made a turn I discovered that tailwinds may actually exist after all. I thought they were right up there with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. My overall average for the ride wasn't the 16.5 it was on the first leg, but it was 15.something, and I'll take it.

I do have an idea for a future topic, but it's something I want to develop more fully. It isn't earth-shattering, but it's about food and dieting and attitudes that rule them, and I want to make it make sense. You'll just have to wait.

Have a terrific week.


Anonymous said...

I love this post (especially your description of your sister in law!!) I finished today's post and realised that I had completely forgotten about some good photos I took this morning!!

midlife_swimmer said...

man if I were your sister in law I would be over in the pool too :) LOL! that's so funny. I need to ride my bike.