Out of the comfort zone and into living life

Since my son is getting ready to go to college, I rarely get to see him these days. He is busy hanging out with friends until all hours of the night, so I have more free time than I have ever had before. So, I have been running more and on beautiful days like today, I like to bike as well.

2013-08-04 13.10.06I get tired of riding around my subdivision, so this Sunday morning, I had coffee on my patio and decided to go for a bike ride on a trail I had never been on. I drive by this trail nearly every day on the way to work, but have never given it a thought. I figured it would be a pain to haul the bike there and what if it wasn’t very interesting?

But this morning, I thought if you don’t try something new, you stay in your comfort zone and never may find any hidden gems. So, I set up my bike carrier on the back of my Rav4 and trucked to the trail.

DSC_2204At first, I was getting used to the feeling that it was somewhere new, but it began making me feel like I was on vacation, out of state, because ALL the sights were new to me. I went left and found myself going aaaaaaall the way around a big lake, where people were on small fishing boats. I passed by beautiful flowers along the trail, which you’ll see here in the post.

2013-08-04 13.09.35Was I really in Bolingbrook?! I felt like I was in Michigan or Wisconsin! The funny thing is that I was never very far away from the street I drive to work on. But it was amazing how the view just a block or two from it made me feel like I was in another world. 

I biked a lot longer than I usually do because it didn’t seem like exercise at all to me. It felt like a vacation.

2013-08-04 12.37.34I totally suggest just going somewhere you’ve never been, yet see many times a week. Take a chance and go walk, run, bike or even just hang out there. It can really recharge you and get you out of the “same ol’, same ol’!” It might make a workout seem more like fun. And as Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

So, don’t miss life, take a positive chance in it!

Yours in fun fitness, Mike

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2 Responses to Out of the comfort zone and into living life

  1. paulschacht says:

    Great message. I did the very same thing on Sunday. Went on the Salt Creek trail not very far from HU. It was a great day.


  2. Alexandra says:

    Love your pictures! What a great idea to scope out new locations for your workouts.


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