I have tried to start a routine of beginning my day with a bike ride for about 45 minutes. The evenings cool off and the mornings are the perfect temperature with the added bonus of peace and quiet.
I am not getting up with the sun, I just head out for a ride somewhere between 6:30 to 7:00. It’s surprising how few people are active, and how wide open the streets are. Fortunately I ride mostly side streets and along paths which are car free zones.
It’s the wild and crazy life of retirement, living in a small town. As I sit here typing in my back yard, there is a male and female deer standing 20 feet away under my cherry tree. They are actually washing each other which I haven’t observed before. They are fairly relaxed. Soon they will jump a fence and mosey on, but I know they will return. The male has young fuzzy antlers about 18 inches long, and big ears that swivel. Cute, but I hope they snack on raspberries and leave my tomatoes alone.
The last few days have had lots of moments like this, watching quail from this spot and their dozen or so of tiny cheeping offspring. The feet of them are a just a blur as they run along.
My little city of Penticton is small but it has everything, and being able to ride to two lakes (one at either end of town) is pretty cool. The closest lake, Skaha lake is just a few minutes away, less than two kilometres. The farthest lake, Okanagan lake, is about 7 kilometres and I can cycle there in about 20 minutes without working too hard. Click here to see a website about my little city.
My exercise benefit this morning was erased completely as when I returned home, I made blueberry pancakes for everyone. Everyone loved them, but I guess I made a few too many, so when everyone else stopped eating there were a few left.
I stepped forward, in true Superhero style, to save the day, and finished off those blueberry pancakes, after all breakfast is the most important meal of the day !
At this point my son with his usual humor cracked “not all heroes wear capes!”
That wit sparked my smile and this post.
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