I went for an early-morning bike ride on the D&L trail. As of May 1, I have 49.08 miles for May, 29% of the Get Your Tail on the Trail 165-mile challenge that runs from May 1 to Nov. 1.
Although weather and abundant work kept me off the trail for nearly two weeks (that’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it!), the challenge provides a great motivator to get out and ride, walk, hike and inspire you to move without necessity of competition. You’re competing against yourself, to increase your time spent outdoors or mileage traveled.
Why sign up? It feels great to be outdoors. It’s invigorating to pedal your butt and see the ongoing progress. It’s good exercise. It clears the cobwebs and stresses from your mind. You see many critters: squirrels, ducks, birds, snakes, geese and goslings, turtles, frogs, fox, deer…the list goes on. You become keenly aware of the beauty of nature. The sights, sounds, smells and feelings encountered grow as your awareness opens, not only on the trail but also as you return to your commitments for the rest of your day.
Get your trail on the tail and watch your world open up to nature’s bounty.!
Photo logo contribution: I used my new cawcar.com Crab Grab universal bike & motorcycle phone mount sent to me earlier this week by my sister, Suzi (THANK YOU!). Cool.