Sunday, October 24, 2021

Biking in Richmond (Instead of Watching TV)

This morning's message from 1 Cor. 13 has been on my mind all day, including the time I spent this afternoon cycling the Virginia Capital Trail in Richmond. I was really surprised to get a parking space at the trail head.

My objective? The Malvern Hill National Battlefield Park.

The first mile or so of your ride you are treated to beautiful views of the James.

Just over midway you reach Four Mile Creek Park.

Otherwise, this is what the trail looks like for most of your ride. I never tire of it!

I biked for just under 3 hours.

Afterwards I was famished. I was tempted to eat in Richmond but decided I would prepare a spaghetti dinner at home.

You can be sure that I made plenty of leftovers for work this week. 

You know, there is something crazy about doing a 33 mile bike ride the day after a 10 mile race, but I am truly feeling great despite having just eaten too much. I am 69 years old. I should be napping all afternoon, or at least sitting in my easy chair watching NFL football (go Tampa Bay!). But, see, that's the point! Doing crazy things is sometimes necessary to get you out the door and into the crazy, wonderful world all around us. That's precisely why I do all these zany activities. I can't quite bring myself to live vicariously anymore (except, maybe, when it comes to watching the Bucs or the waves at Pipeline on YouTube). My advice to you -- be sure to live life to the fullest while you still can. There is something waiting for you that only you can do. It might not be easy, but you will love it, trust me. 

P.S. After I check up on the animals I will watch today's NFL game summaries, beginning with the Bucs and the Bears. Shhh. Don't tell anyone.