Wow! Not a bad photo is it! I took 10 days off last week to spend with family, friends and loved ones. I didn't want to take a rest completely and wasn't overly worried about sleep ins. The weather for the week was amazing. Hot, dry and totally beach weather. I would set my alarm for 5am and be out of the house, on the mountain bike by 5.30am. Once I start riding, I don't want to stop! So I 'allowed' myself 90mins maximum. I had to be riding up my street by 7am. Deadline set. Water bottle - check. Heart Rate Monitor - check. Bike ready - check. Sunnies - check. Ipod - check. Camera - check!
Off I set. What an amazing time of day. This photo was taken on Australia Day 2010. This was a day to be grateful and realise how good life really is! Not just because it was Australia Day, but because it was just a day where I felt damn good to be alive, well and happy! As I rode around the different terrain of Coffs Harbour and watched the sunrise over the different beaches - this particular shot stopped me in my tracks. (it was this shot where I also stacked it - but that's another story!)
When I'm riding or at the beach - I feel completely free. I think, even when riding up the biggest hill, I am smiling. I have no worries, just an endless road. I have no troubles, just happy thoughts. I have no stress, just the joy of riding.
A wise person (she knows who she is) has a saying - 'take it easy'. Now I won't say that the rides each morning were exactly easy, but they were totally fulfilling and fun. So when you next feel the need to have some time out, log on to this blog, check out this amazing sunrise over Coffs Harbour and 'take it easy'!
Enjoy. Life's too short - make it good!