Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day 10

I used to think that large changes were required to make significant differences in our lives. Like a New Year's resolution, I would strive for high goals such as to be more compassionate, slower to anger, be a more thoughtful spouse, be a better father, eat better, exercise more, and the like. When these monumental changes failed to be achieved, my old patterns would reemerge. No progress would be made. On a bike, small adjustments can produce meaningful results. I raised my bike seat a half inch and enjoyed a much more efficient and comfortable ride all day. Maybe the same philosophy applies to everyday life. Perhaps small changes can indeed achieve significant results.
Today we had a short 42 mile ride to Apache Junction. Gorgeous desert with a view of the Superstitions. After the pedal, drove back to Scottsdale to enjoy a Cubs and Rockies baseball game. Tomorrow brings a early departure and a 2500 foot climb before a couple of high school assembly presentations. We have to climb fast to be there on time.


  1. That is a big climb buddy, my legs are already aching for you. I think I can I think I can....

    I hope to be well enough to take a short ride after work tomorrow. I will be thinking of you.

  2. Donna here: I hope you are in an area where you can get a massage soon. Well, now that I rethink that, you can get them anywhere there are people, but a yellow page one is what I mean. Keep on, keeping on

  3. Dr.Bob,
    So very happy to hear you were able to enjoy a baseball game after all the speaking you did yesterday...we have some great research people who have found video's of your press interview and the legislature meeting..very proud of everything you are doing!! Stay strong and God Bless you!

  4. Hey now bro, I am thinking of you and hope your not too sore. Are you eating a lot? There is this runner, going across country, he is Arizona too.
    He is eating a huge amount of food a day. 10 bananas and other stuff. How many bananas are you eating? Today is Dad's birthday and we are celebrating tomorrow. If you can call me.