I've run about 75 miles in the past three weeks after not having run for three months. I've biked about 370 miles since I got back home; some of it on my mountain bike. I've gone to two exercise classes. If you know me at all you'll know that physical activity is a big part of my daily life. I suppose it's part of the reason I could accomplish this long ride. When I returned home I had this notion that I could maintain the fitness level I enjoyed on my trip. I wanted to maintain this level of fitness. I know this isn't realistic.
I still think a lot about my bike trip. I'd talk a lot about it as well, but aside from Steve, I'm convinced I'd bore anyone else to death long before I ran out of things to say. Everything relates back to those three months for me at the moment. I go back and add details to my blog entries where I can and relive those days.
People have asked if I would do this again, ride across the country. The answer is a definite yes! I've also been asked "What's next?" I take some pleasure in knowing that I'm seen as someone who might take up another challenge because when I began I wasn't confident I could accomplish this one. Also I found out that there are people, lots of people, challenging themselves with these self-chosen undertakings. I've got no deep wisdom or insights to share. I don't know what's next but I know it will be something!
Looking forward to a fall filled with family and high school cross country!