Category Archives: self improvement

Getting Stronger and Faster

I nervously checked the weather report before I went to sleep. I checked it again when I got up to feed the cat.  I checked it half an hour later when I actually got up.  I think I was trying … Continue reading

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Where Are We Going?

My cycling club does an admirable job of maintaining their website. They even send out quite a bit of email about upcoming events.  I don’t always pay attention to it all, but I did note that something special was going … Continue reading

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Things Are Looking Up

A good friend was feeling down.  It was one of those situations in which I wanted to do something, but couldn’t.    It was a tough situation until I remembered that I wasn’t the one having the tough time really.  It … Continue reading

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On a Cold Saturday Morning

68.99 km Elev Gain 603 m Time 3h 9m I am not sure a cyclist planning on an early Saturday morning ride should look at the weather forecast. I mean, when I saw that it was going to be 3 … Continue reading

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I wish I Were Better At

I came across a blogger who wrote about things she wished she were better at. (Please read it here) I found it funny and enlightening (mostly funny) and joked in the comments that I was going to steal the idea.  … Continue reading

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55 Kilometres in Vietnam

 It was a hot ride today.  We rode 55 Kilometres in the morning before lunch. I can’t lie it was pretty grueling, but pretty awesome as well. The scenery was fantastic.  I saw cashew trees for the first time in … Continue reading

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And The Bikes Roll On

The club had rides on Canada day, but I opted out.  The weather forecast called for rain and my body called for rest. I did make it out on Saturday and was surprised at how many people made it out … Continue reading

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Monday Morning

I need a more positive synonym for strange. You see, Monday was strange, but I don’t want Monday to detract from the idea of perfect.  Besides, it isn’t like Monday was STRANGE.  Monday wasn’t STRANGE.  Monday was strange.  The funny … Continue reading

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Revelling in Personal, Though Perhaps Trivial, Accomplishments

Maintaining or achieving happiness sometimes means stretching your definitions.   I search for good things or at least things that make me smile everyday.  Some days that means being delighted with my fortune cookie, some days that means finding joy in … Continue reading

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So, Universe. I’ve got some questions.

How do you respond to life’s little coincidences? I ask this, hoping we can, at least for the time being, set aside the debate as to whether there can be little or big coincidences. You’re probably wondering where all this … Continue reading

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