This weekend was basically a model for how I generally imagine the weekends the next few years of my life going. It is strange to get to the place that I have been expecting, because I wonder, 'is this all there is?'
Saturday I ran that four mile race, went to coffee and used the Internet. Went out to eat with my parents then did a 90 minute bike ride in the afternoon. Sunday I went to church then did a 4.5 hour bike ride in the afternoon covering 60-70 miles of back road Iowa. I watched a movie or two in there but the point is I spent 1.5 hours running and 6 hours biking. That's nearly 4 hours per day of exercising, and I probably have a stress reaction in my foot.
I am not really sure there is a point to this or a lesson to learn. Perhaps that I am less than social and self centered, or perhaps I realize that my goals require hundreds of hours of training. I don't know. However, I can say that I had fun out there on the bicycle and running. It is nice to run a race without any major injuries in a little bit of shape. I am really fortunate. I get paid. I get to exercise. People are nice to me. Life is good. But I still wonder, 'is this all there is?'