Overwhelm threatens to snuff my spirit, pummel my gumption, dampen my vision, break my body and squeeze my heart beyond bearable. But I reach for a slice of sun. I feel gratitude for a healthy strong body that can propel me through exhaustion and gift me with the satisfaction of an afternoon outing. Just the road bike, Momma Nature and myself.
Birds chirped while I dodged the occasional fur-filled coyote poop left on the road. I pedaled up to the scenic frozen lake where I sat on a rock (crazy unusual to be beckoned by warm rocks that are typically buried beneath snow this time of year) but a wonderful place for a few meditative moments. The soul-soothing, bone-warming, heart-heeling ride up Hyalite Canyon helped me muster my gumption and carry on.