10 Sure Signs of a Cycling Addiction

  1. Picture taking during every ride to post to Instagram to get the picture on Strava.

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2. The Bike Room:

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Bikes and more bikes
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Trainers set up and ready!

3. Riding the ride we met on:

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4.  Your most anticipated package arrivals:

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5.  What your shower looks like on any given day:

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6.  And at least one kitchen cabinet . . . .

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7.  Watching Paris-Nice with a friend:

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8.  Podiums!

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9.  Your bedroomIMG_2904

10.  Lots and lots of time on the bike, but especially with your bestie!

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The Inner Life

I used have time to think more, to explore my inner thoughts and desires, hopes, dreams, and goals, to have the luxury of mind space. I find that there is less and less of that in my life these days, and am less of a better person because of it. Am I so “busy,” or do allow other things to crowd my brain, and my time to push out the valuable – nay, essential, space I need to have that space and time – that peace?  Let’s get this back, me. Let’s go back to quiet time with God, thinking, brain space, the essential time to create, to pursue, to know what it even is that you want. How do we get this back once lost?  The key here is time, plus plan, plus execution, and deliberateness.  As in making and taking the time to unplug and ignore the tyranny of the urgent to focus on the timeless, intangible, ephemeral.  That which cannot be taken hold of but which is essential to the soul.   One must not be great to start, but one must start to be great!

WEDNESDAY ON THE WEB

  1.  I would like one of these Dutch Sea Eagles.
  2. This is very helpful if you’re into essential oils.
  3. This is a great story!
  4. Italians having opinions about American food.
  5. This diet is my eating life goal.
  6. BOY do I miss these ladies and their podcastios!!  This is one of my favorites.  Mos Def!
  7. I’m making these rolls for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.
  8. I just ordered these comfy looking slippers.
  9. This planner is one of the reasons I can’t wait to get my winter FabFit Fun box.  Join me!
  10. This run is my first of the new year.  How about you?

GOALS 2016

A. FAMILY

Levi once a week!  (We had him tonight!  
Pappy and Levi
Pappy and Levi
Sunday Family Dinner, or once a week on another day
 
B. SPIRITUAL
Daily devotional – Bible reading and prayer time: 15 minutes
 
C. PERSONAL
Write daily (journal/book/blog/SOMETHING!)
Blog Weekly taking blog course on WordPress
Plan and reevaluate goals every month
D. FINANCIAL
1. Save 10% of my gross pay

                      2. Tithe 10% of my gross pay

                      E. HOME
                      1.  See Wunderlist – I added a link to a carpet quote.  : ) 
                     Wunderlist  
                      F. FITNESS
                      1. Become a Certified Yoga Instructor
                      2. Become a Certified Aqua Instructor
                           There are  2 aqua classes in January!

                      3.  Lose 10% of my fat mass

                      4.  Adopt a Vegan diet and lifestyle, incorporating the Hallelujah Diet, info from Caldwell Esselstyn, T. Colin Campbell,

                           Robert Cheeke’s Shred It! and  Rich Roll.

WHAT ABOUT YOU?  GO!

WHAT’S UP

Welcome to The Blue Bandana.  I’m Judi, and I am here to tell stories of adventures.  Life is a grand journey full of excitement and I want to explore it all.   It happens fast and I often forget so much because it goes so quickly and I move on to the next thing before I get a chance to write it all down.  So join me as I travel, cook, eat, design, run, cycle, push myself to the limit.  I am interested in SO MANY things, and I will explore those here also –  everything from poetry, wisdom, love, and beauty in all its forms.  Hop on board!

 

GOALS. 2014.

1.    JUICE CONSISTENTLY EVERY WEEK

2.    CREATE AND EXECUTE A MARKETING PLAN FOR MY LAW PRACTICE

3.    PICTURE A DAY ON INSTAGRAM

4.    BLOG THRICE WEEKLY

5.    WRITE DAILY

6.    RECORD TRAINING ON TP DAILY

7.    STRENGTHEN BACK – BE PAIN FREE – RUN

8.    READ 14 BOOKS

9.    DRAW/PAINT

10.  12% BODY FAT

11.  RIDE THE PYRENEES

12.  HANG WITH THE ‘A’ RIDE

13.  START A GARDEN

14.  SCAN MY PHOTOGRAPHS TO JPEG

MY BIBLE READING PLAN

This is what I started doing about 10 years ago. I took a break for a while, and now I am back to daily (most days, anyway) reading. I started dong this because I had been throughout the Bible about 7 or so times front to back, and wanted to do just more than read a Chapter a day, or someone else’s idea of a read through the Bible in a year plan, which seemed like they were more for those who haven’t read the entire Bible before. So this is what I read:

1 Psalm
1 Proverb
1 chapter from the OT
1 chapter from the Gospels
1 Chapter from the NT

Five Chapters a day. It doesn’t really take that long. I go throughout the Book of Proverbs once a month (I need all the wisdom I can get!). I have found some pretty cool/amazing/GOD things that happen as a result of reading this way:

So many times I am on the Birth of Christ during Christmas or the trial and crucifixion at Easter.
I will be reading about something in the Old Testament, and Jesus is talking about that very same thing in the NT. Like Luke 4:18-19 and Isaiah 61:1. Happens ALL. THE. TIME!