Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Summer, Summer, Summer!

Back on the bike!

With no events on my calendar to train for this year, most of my activity has been in the garden, not the bike. May was a busy one, bookended with the boy's celebrations of the ending (temporarily) and beginning of school. We all travelled to Ann Arbor for Chip's graduation from the University of Michigan at the beginning of the month. (Yayyyy, Chippy!!!) He returns to UMich Engineering for his master's degree in biomedical engineering in the fall. 

Then, at the end of the May, Will started his doctorate program at Tufts School of Medicine. He'll be living at home for a semester or two until he begins clinical rotations, hoping to temper the costs of medical school, so I'm crossing my fingers it all works out. 

Wolverines Forever
Chip UM Class of '24, Will '21

The stress I was semi managing throughout the winter -- with elderly family members navigating health issues, our house projects consuming much of January and February, and general daily stressors -- wasn't very successful. I dived off the rails with binge eating -- obviously not the best way to handle stress. Fortunately, I know how to fix that!

Summer is here, it's time to get active again! Donna and I are back at the track and I'm BACK ON THE BIKE. My gardens are well underway, and if the damn rabbits don't eat it all, I just need to weed and water and enjoy what comes. (Gosh, I love my gardens.) It also means I have more time to get out on a ride. I don't have any set goals worked out yet, but I'm working on it. 

I love this time of year.

Summer fun ahead!