The weather warmed up enough today for me to take my road bike off the hook in the garage where it had been spending a lonely winter, dust it off, pump up the tires and go for the first ride of the season.
Helmet, biking gloves and sunglasses...check. Blue sky and bright sun...check, check. Two good friends to ride with....check, check and check. I couldn't believe how much I enjoyed myself, how exhilarating it felt to be back in the saddle again. And then my mind spent the rest of the day busily planning out routes I want to ride, hills I want to conquer, miles I want to spin. It's amazing what a balmy 60 degrees and 15 miles can do for my mental state.