Since we've last chatted I've forced myself to put the Zelda game down and pick up my e-reader more. This, to the surprise of no one, has resulted in me reading more.This past week has been a record busy one at work for me-- and this week should also be jam packed. Wouldn't want to get bored, eh?
A couple of weeks ago, at my youth group (we call it a different name but y'all it's just youth group) I mentioned that I really wanted a bike, but that my budget wasn't looking so good. My new apartment backs up to a major trail and I really wanted to be able to ride a bike on it. My previous bike was stolen during college (they cut the lock. PSA: go ahead and buy those super tough bar locks that no one can cut. you'll thank me later) and I hadn't gotten around to finding a replacement. A week or so after that, my friend called me-- she had found a super cheap ($35), decently nice (barely used, crazy suspension, I think it's meant for like mountain biking), bike at a local garage sale and wondered if I wanted it. (to which I started squealing over the picture she sent and yelling yes please thank you into the phone) Last week was my first ride-- besides a super tough seat and some mild gear squeaking, it was perfect! The photo is from my 6 mile ride yesterday-- the trail system winds through a forest and gives the illusion that you have left the city far behind, even if you're still right dab in the middle of it. It's perfect. Once I get my stamina, I'll start to try longer rides-- my city trail connects to the state trail that literally goes across the entire state. So cool!
Anyhow! To the books:
- A post on podcasts ((details TBD))
- Review: Secrets of a Charmed Life ((life for real y'all, I've actually already written it #goals))
- Stacking the Shelves ((this whole not-playing-Zelda-every-free-moment-I-have has resulted in me reading my books which means that I get to pick up new ones!))
How about you? Do you like biking? Or have you been wisely escaping the summer heat by staying indoors? ((yesterday's ride had a heat index close to 100 but like y'all I think I could ride a bike under any heat advisories because you have a constant breeze and the trail is mostly shaded))