This week has been particularly cold in Phoenix. I guess you could say we are experiencing the one week of winter we get each year. Lows in the 30s and highs in the 50s. That being said, it makes for good cycling weather.
I’ve been on Instagram for a while now and I had an account for my blog and then a personal account. For some strange reason, everyone just migrated over to my personal account. Most likely because my name is easier to memorize rather than the blog name. I have dropped the 11315miles Instagram account and just post every now and again on the personal one. I enjoy seeing people all around the world cycling, running or sharing all their cooking dishes. It’s easy to blow a cool 30 minutes scrolling sometimes. I try to make sure I don’t let social media control too much of my time. I do like the virtual “diary” if you will while I’m trying to complete all of these miles.
Some people can just take great photos. They’re sleeping…looks great. Eating spaghetti…looks great. Awww, just came out of the porto potty…looks marvelous. Me? Well, I usually look like I’ve just plowed the back 40. Great. Maybe one out of every thousand photos, there might be a keeper.
I love to see the “action” selfies. Sometimes they’re phenomenal. I even asked a gal one time how she took these cool action shots. Did she have someone follow her around? Some were taken at 6am! Some people are just media geniuses. I know there are all sorts of things you can do, such as time delay, using your apple watch, etc. But, I haven’t mastered the art of the action selfie. You know the cool photo where I’m riding…there’s an awesome background (not someone photo-bombing) and I have this concentrated far-off look like I’m contemplating the price of rice in China. You know the one. Kinda like this:
I was out for a ride and thought…hey…wouldn’t it be cool to take a selfie…said no one ever! Believe me, I’m not a big selfie person, but a couple of “proof of cycle” photos never hurts the mileage cause. This was my awesome action selfie. I was on mile 9 in a rural neighborhood and thought this is a pretty place. Do you like how I got in the background? Don’t I look like I’m concentrating hard? Whatever Baby! This is how I roll!
Was happy with my mileage this week, because I slightly edged out last week. I would have done more, but I had a chemical facial peel (another story) and it stung a bit. Not good to be out in the sun and sweating for a long time. I put 30.65 on the books this week. Looking pretty good for the month. I have 2973.23 remaining for this years goal and 6114.82 gratefully remaining in my journey. Sending positive vibes your way. Happy Miles to You!!
Thought this was a good one for this week!