Saturday, April 11, 2009

Shifting Priorities

What's up fella's? It seems like a year or so since I've written about cycling stuff. That's because I haven't ridden my bike in a whole month. This weekend makes 4 weeks since my last ride. What happened? How can that be?

Well, both my kids, Noel 10, and Nicholas 8 started softball and baseball respectively. With two different teams and two practice and game schedules, it is hard to fit in any extra time on the road. Oh, I also have a wife, have a social life, teach spin class, have a job, go to church, and just started P90X. Here I am making excuses again. The truth be known, I have shifted my priorities to something a whole lot more important. I am not only coaching and helping them grow as little people, I am having fun doing it. See, in the past, I use to stress about when I was going to fit in a bike ride. I would do all the kid and family activities but in the back of mmy mind I was always stressing to see when I could ride. Did it ever cause conflict, uhh, somewhat but not noticable. So, when I fins that perfect balance, weighted heavily towards family, I'll do it.

There will be plenty time for riding bikes, but everyday I neglect or fail to capilalize on time with my kids, I miss out. It's gone, never to be again.


  1. Amen....

    That question plagued my father at the end of his life before it was cut so short. He sat in his lazy boy saying, "I wish I had spent more time with my kids." It was so bad and he suffered great depression because he knew we were all grown up and you can't get the time back once the hour glass had been turned over. Your doing the right thing daddy, no regrets!


  2. How true! And in answer to your question on my blog- I did do a few rides that were all seated climb... they were challenging and fun, fun, fun! :)

  3. Thanks guys! Sorry to hear that about your dad Shannon. It's hard because I LOVE riding my bike. Once things settle down a bit, I'm going to have to figure out how to get in some time on the old Cervelo. I use to get up at 4:00am and ride for 3-4 hours so it can be done. I just need to find the energy.