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June 20th, 2015:

Day 20/90 – I Love to Ride my Bike

Day 20 of the 90 Days of Awesome is in the bank! What made today awesome? Riding my bike!

New bike pic

I love my bike.

I love to ride my bike. It gets me where I need to go. It’s a good workout. And looking at the world at bike-speed gives me a much more complete picture of each neighborhood than when I’m driving.

This morning, I jumped on my bike and rode to the library to return and check out DVDs. When I’m not going that far and if I have the time, I’d rather bike than drive to my destination. I feel so much more free when I ride. I love the feeling of wind whipping past me as I zip along. It also make me feel like I’m more connected with my surroundings compared to when I’m closed up in my car with air conditioning and the radio blaring.

My quads could tell that it’s been awhile since I’ve done a ride but they settled in after the first mile. Today’s ride was 6 miles round trip. It was a gorgeous way to start the day. Every time I ride it makes me think that I should ride more and look into biking to work and training for an all-day ride.

I need to ride more often.

In case you missed it: Day 19 of the 90 Days of Awesome – Lunch with Julia!

Day 19/90 – Lunch with Julia

Day 19 of the 90 Days of Awesome is in the bank! What made today awesome? Having lunch with Julia!

Two happy post-froyo faces

Two happy post-froyo faces

I met Julia back in 2007 (I think). She was a part-time receptionist where I worked while she was finishing up her bachelors degree at Arizona State. We hit it off instantly. I loved her fast wit. Unbeknownst to each other, we both applied to law school at the same time and got in. Getting through law school was so much easier having each other around. She is one of the people I turn to when I need a reality check or an energy boost.

Now we’re both lawyers. I love that she supports all my crazy ideas – like starting this blog, opening Carter Law Firm, writing books, and specializing in “flash mob law.”

Every few weeks, Julia and I get together for lunch, and by “lunch” I mean we go out for chocolate-covered frozen yogurt while everyone else is going to lunch. It’s one of my favorite things to do. We could gab for hours, but unfortunately we usually only have time for a quick catch up before we have to zip back to our respective offices.

In case you missed it: Day 18 of the 90 Days of Awesome – Wearing a Cotton Tank Dress on Hot Arizona Days!