The Destressinator 3000 inator
A bike is definitely more than just a bike. This week, I realized once again that many times it also acts like a “Destressinator 3000-inator”.
A few times in the past I have blogged about how being on the bike is often my only escape from the insanely busy and fast paced life I’ve been living lately…and here I go again. I hadn’t really thought too much about it for a while, and maybe it was because the stress level had decreased a bit. But it surfaced again.
It all started last week when I read a great post by my #bikeschool buddy, Mike Osborne (@egggman). Like me, he also gets solitude and recharge from the bike, and his post How Do You Destress Over Lunch? totally made me feel better just by reading it. Man, I wish I could have been there with him that day as he jumped hills and rode the see-saw like a school kid. When you’re riding a bike like that, there is no way you can feel any stress.
Yesterday I felt my stress level shoot up higher than it has been lately. When it gets that high, I find it hard to focus on getting out for a ride. But I knew I had to get out there. Do you want to know what’s super cool? Within 8 minutes of being out there, I was able to clear my thoughts and the issues at the root of my stress were totally sorted out. At that moment, I claimed my bike to be the “Destressinator 3000″….yeah I think I’m watching too many Phineas and Ferb episodes.
Thanks @egggman, and thanks to my bike for being the best stress reliever out there.