One thing I haven’t told you

“So there I was, minding my own business…” was how I started my call home on Sunday at the turn around point of my bike ride.  There are very few conversation starters that worry Michelle more than that one.  There’s “Let me show you this trick I learned in Pullman!”  Or, “Well we were drinking beer at WSU when…”  Or possibly, “I have a swiss army knife and duct tape, stand aside little lady, I got this….”

No, after thinking a bit, it is the first one listed above the worries her the most.  And, the reason for the call made me realize I have forgotten to discuss a key point of bike riding, or exercise in general. Continue reading “One thing I haven’t told you”

Medicinal Properties?

There are many things in this world that supposedly have medicinal qualities.  Some I believe in, while others I am not so sure.  For example, I am 100% behind Linus Pauling and vitamin C.  When people started getting sick at work, or the kids start catching colds, I dose up.  I take 3000 mg a day in pill form PLUS at least one orange a day.  My theory is whatever my body doesn’t need it will get rid of.  (It also means I will never get scurvy.)

My wife and I also are firm believers that Kraft Mac and Cheese is medicinal.  Don’t ask me why, but no matter how bad I feel, I always feel better after a bowl of that.  Especially the way I make it.  This makes as much sense to me as people who do “oil pulling” or go to acupuncturists.  It’s not weird if it works.

My contention, though, is exercise outdoors has medicinal properties. Continue reading “Medicinal Properties?”