You know how when Clara's having a good day she enthusiastically squeals, "This is the best day EVER!"? Well, that's how I felt about today.
I had planned on running errands this morning while you were out mountain biking. Right before you left you asked if I wanted to go with you. Umm ...a bike ride with my husband whom I never see? Let's hit the road baby! I quickly procured a babysitter and we were off.
Let me start off this recap by saying the last time I went Mountain Biking was in High School and I ended up flying over the front handlebars and landing on my face. The last time I exercised was, well, I guess a year ago when I ran a half marathon.
You told me we were going on a trail for beginners and that it was only four miles long. Either you were lying or severely misinformed. :)
Even though the start of the trail was nice and easy my body wasn't used to such physical exertion and the desert had no sympathy.
I thought I was going to die going up the mountain and my body was mad at myself and you. I kept having to give myself pep talks, "Come on, you can do it!", "Just a little further.", "That's right you're the bomb!", "You've given natural child birth to four children for crying out loud!", "Go! Just pump your legs!", "Don't be such a wimp!"...
The view at the top was so worth it. I felt amazing. That is, until we went down the hill. I thought I was going to die for a whole different reason. There were some seriously slick rocks and nasty spots to overcome. The pep talks were more along the lines of, "Whoa nelly, slow down.", "Just take it easy, this isn't a race.", "Yes, your husband is way ahead, but at least you're alive.", "You got this girl!"
Once we made it to the car and I realized I was alive I felt great! I did it and (gasp) I even liked it! How is that possible? I have no idea but I'm ready to do it again.
Our fabulous day was far from over. Prior to the bike ride we had already planned on going out for a celebration dinner. We picked up the kids and had just enough time to get ready before the babysitter came over.
Today felt like the good ol' days. You know, back in Monterey when we spent our free time going from one fun activity to the next and never tiring of each other's company. Aaah, it was wonderful. Thanks babe, I needed that.