Do What You Like

I’ve been thinking about this article that my friend Shannon shared a couple of weeks ago.

From the article:

The fittest people I know keep active daily doing what they enjoy

My brain translated this to, “DO what you enjoy.”

And so I have been thinking. I have been exercising regularly and for lengthy periods of time. I am seeing changes in my demeanor and clothing fit, but not on the scale. I am generally okay with that — as long as I am continuing to exercise (I am).

I’m one of those strange people who enjoys exercising. I enjoy working out, I enjoy being active, I enjoy all of that. You would never guess that from looking at me. I love to play (almost) all sports. So, why aren’t I playing them NOW?

Part of it is being out of shape means I don’t want to join a team and be the weakest link. Part of it is my career. Part of it is fear, especially since my knee injury.

The past week I’ve been thinking about mountain biking. I used to mountain bike, right after I graduated from college. The bike was a HUGE splurge for me, I bought it as a present for myself after I graduated. I biked for years in the GA mountains and then out here in WA. I bike commuted back in VA, and then put the bike on a trainer when I was rehabbing my knee.

Now I’m back in WA and have miles of fairly easy trail near the house (I walk the dogs here a couple of times a week). I think I should get back to something I love — mountain biking — and see how it goes.