I Wish I Did That…

Yesterday was my birthday. And although I realize that 35 is not “old”, it’s still older than I’ve ever been, so it’s kind of an intimidating number. Luckily, I don’t feel old at all. In fact, I feel pretty awesome.

For my special day, I took a couple of hours away from my family to go mountain biking by myself. It was a much needed break, as my 6 year old had just had a monster sized melt down that really tested my patience. And, since joining him in my own tantrum and yelling something like, “It’s my birthday! You can’t act like this!” didn’t seem completely appropriate, I was lucky to have my husband tell me that that seemed like the perfect time for me to take my bike ride. AGREED. 

I don’t know if it’s because I can’t run right now (because of my leg injury), or because it was my birthday, or because the woods were so green and beautiful, but that bike ride was stinkin’ amazing! It filled me with pure joy and made me feel MUCH younger than 35 🙂

And while I was racing down hills, powering up hills, rubbing bugs out of my eyes, and dodging tree branches, I realized that I want nothing more than to be able to do crazy, fun, adventurous stuff like that for as long as possible. So, I’m going to keep living this healthy, active lifestyle, and hopefully, on my 75th birthday I will still be writing about my amazing mountain bike rides that left me feeling like a little kid again. 

Sparkle.Pounce.Live Life Now.


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