The bike path on any given Sunday can be a free-for-all, today it was that times 1000! Two different organized athletic events were held – a professional triathlon and a cause-related cycling race. Believe me, the FULL spectrum of activity enthusiasts was represented! From the elitist of elite athletes to others who upon awaking decided to dig the beach cruiser out of the garage for the first time in forever to others yet trailing strollers. Oh, and not to leave out those texting while biking…more on that in a different post. It was a sheer cluster but one of the best rides I have ever had – so inspiring to see the elites crank on their expensive machines, equally inspiring to see the first-timers smile when they crossed their finish line. And the beauty of it all – no one crashed!

My take away – activity is for everyone and everyBODY. Not a week goes by that I don’t hear from someone who feels they don’t belong in activity because they aren’t an elite, or even average. Yikes! Activity doesn’t care who you are or what you look like. Activity just wants you to participate. To you elites – train your butts off so we can continue to admire the boundless capacity of the human body (and spirit). To you first-timers – oh you are going to feel it tomorrow but keep the beach cruiser in the front of the garage so you can get back out again – after the Advil of course…