Orangetheory Fitness

If retirement is about revisiting possibilities for one’s body and mind, then let me tell you, EVERYTHING I just experienced fits into this category.

To alleviate some sadness with the new school year starting without me, I purposely planned a visit mid-September to see my daughter.  Of course, it is always great to see her but I must say this trip did indeed fulfill the task of perfect distraction for me.

When I visit my daughter, I never know what I might be getting into.  You see, she works hard thinking about her core values and belief system.  This notion had its beginnings during the college years and seems to be continuing through these employment years. From teaching high school art, teaching yoga, working in art studios and for independent artists, working retail, and currently holding a managerial position at a fitness studio, she continues to seek what she believes in and what makes her happy.  This creates surprises and unknowns when I visit.

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Addendum to Yarn Bombing

Words from a recent email:  “Dad says, check out the Cinelli.  He changed the bars back to the original Cinelli bar and stem – he wrapped the bars himself and remembered how!  He chose to save the beautiful Record levers.  He rode the bike 20 miles Sunday in a little better than an hour and is happy with that.”

Can’t help thinking if my hubby’s recent explosion of effort may have been inspired by this… Check it out!

my tools…

his tools…

my end result…

his end result …

Now, was I inspirational or was he simply scared I might do this?

NOTE:  The Cinelli frame was a gift to my husband from his son near thirty years, ago.  The frame represents the love of the sport they share as well as offers a generational keepsake for familial bike lovers yet to come.