09-03-2005, 11:22 AM
Today it all paid off. This morning I achieved the first true goal since starting raw and exercise in May. I took a liesurely hour and a half bike ride down streets with pastures, springs, horses, and gorgeous ranches. It was rolling hills, up and down and back. There was no effort, no discomfort or desire to hurry and get it over with. Pure joy. Other cyclists passed me and I felt no need to compete, no embarrassment for my size. It was like being welcome back into nature and life. I was enjoying myself so much, I missed my own street on the way back and didn't realize it for about a quarter mile. So that joy was mixed with laughter and pure appreciation for what raw has brought me.