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Today I Feel Powerful

Sunday, October 02, 2011

I rode thirty miles today. Thirty miles. Despite the fact that it was the goal that I set for myself, I am amazed that I did it. DH did it as well which is totally awesome. He had a blast as well. I couldn't stop smiling. To some, it might not seem like that long a distance, but to me it was huge. Also, I think it might help with getting my mind reset to that fact that I can achieve my goals. To know that I can propel myself that far under my own power was just well a powerful feeling. Truth is, I really wanted to go even more, but then I reminded myself that I need to be able to function tomorrow.

In little boy business, L continues to have trouble behaving in school. However, he is trying and can actually do the work - just needs someone on top of him all the time. We are also selling Boy Scout popcorn, as he is a cub scout. I get to look forward to a camping trip in a few weeks. When we were bike riding last weekend, he asked me if I would sign him up for the Tour de France. Today, I discovered that a nearby town is having a child's bike race on the 15th. I can't decide whether to tell him about it. I want to let him do it (it is for the under 10 crowd), but at the same time, I don't want him to be devastated for not winning. S is enjoying his 3 hour a day Pre-K. His teacher says he always makes good choices. He has been wanting to go hiking so we did that yesterday. He loved it as we let him set the pace for a good portion of the trip. I take him to school occasionally on the bike, but will have to do so more as my van broke down again. (Good thing I can ride far, huh?)

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    emoticon on the 30 miles! It seems amazing to me! I agree with the others that say "sign him up!" No matter the race results it will be good for him.
    3519 days ago
    emoticon So proud of you Cynedra!!!!
    3550 days ago
    Way to go Cyndraea - isn't it an amazing feeling.
    3550 days ago
    Great job on the 30 miles! There is something empowering about knowing that no matter how far you needed to go, if you had to, you could just ride your bike there.

    We all find out eventually that we're not the best at things (at least without working on them). If he has a positive experience, that's fantastic. If he is disappointed and upset, you get the chance to work with him on an important life experience.
    3550 days ago
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    So happy for you! Congrats on your Great Success!!!!
    3551 days ago
  • BILL60
    Way to go. A super accomplishment. What's your next mileage goal? I echo the sentiment expressed by MHNGJR. Let the son do the ride. If he doesn't win, it'll help him handle defeat. Good luck!!
    3551 days ago
    emoticon So proud of you! I say sign your son up for the race. Gives you an opportunity to talk about it not being all about a "win". Hope you have a sunny week since you'll be using your bike more. emoticon
    3551 days ago
    Congrats on thirty miles!!

    3551 days ago
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