|Photo by Abby Laub|
Here's a quick update if you're confused. I have some kind of nagging injury that has kept me off my bike. It's pain in my neck/shoulder/back. I've been to the chiropractor and it's helping, but it's still there. Doctor says it just has to work itself out. Pair that notion with this anniversary that comes up for this blog. I take the time, look through my pictures and share a few that I think adequately sum up the last 12 months. What does it all mean? It means that I'm left with this acute knowledge of all the wonderful things I've done in the last year and the fact that I've been sedentary for the last 8 days. I'm excited and bored, all at the same time.
It's made me very appreciative of the blog. I'm not sure that I did more last year than I've done in years past, but the blog has given me the resource to look back and see it all. Those pictures made me realize that I have a lot to smile about. I have a body that gets me where I need to go... heck, it gets me places I don't need to go, but they're places I sure am glad I get to go. I never would have noticed that without family//bike//words. The blog poises me to take more pictures (with a camera and words) and those pictures and words cause a lot of thankfulness when reflected back on. It's a beautiful thing.
So if you're reading this, get up. Get out there and do something. Take a picture or write it down somewhere. At some point, you'll be sitting on the couch with an injury, in a hospital with your family or in a nursing home by yourself thinking, "I wish I could... yada yada yada." Hopefully you will have followed through "back in the day" and you can thumb through those pictures. Hopefully you won't have regrets. Hopefully you actually did something. That's the coolest thing about family//bike//words 12 months after starting. That's also the coolest thing about being injured... I know I didn't waste time when I felt well.
No reason to worry, though. I'll be back at it soon. Until then, you'll have to settle for my thoughts, not my adventures... scary, huh?
Get out there.