88. Today’s Best
At the gym, I sat at a stationary bike with a monitor. I picked a computer generated course that showed three bikes – a pacer, my current ride, and a ‘ghost’ bike running my fastest time from previous rides. The course rambled over ten miles of hilly terrain. I stayed with the ghost for half the course, but at five miles I began falling behind.
I finished way behind the ghost. My legs ached and my lungs and throat burned. I thought I might be getting sick.
“Hey, at least I finished,” I said out loud, even though nobody was close enough to hear me. “That’s about the best I can do today.” ‘I’ll have to be happy with that’, I thought.
Today I’ll be happy doing the best I can do today.
Life on Life's Terms III (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
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