“Moments in Love” by The Art of Noise has always relaxed me. Earlier this year I was an avid spinner and this song was used for our mountain rides. Despite the difficulty of the ride, this song kept me relaxed and focused. Not familiar with spinning? It is indoor cycling. You control the tension on the bike and can release or tighten it to simulate the feeling of riding on different types of terrain. The entire time you control your ride, determining the amount of tension that is appropriate for you. Keeping your cadence by listening to the music and imagining the ride.
Like cycling up a mountain. By adding tension you feel the heaviness associated with riding up a mountain. Slowing increasing it until you finally feel as if you’ve reached a breaking point. At the summit the song changes and you release the tension. Success! Extremely challenging but exhilarating.
I no longer spin. I had a brief medical issue and lost my rhythm, visiting the gym was no longer a priority. The “cadence” of my life changed. I miss spinning and one may say I could start again but I haven’t found the rhythm that enables me to incorporate it into my life again.
The rhythm of the everyday is what keeps me going. How much can I squeeze in without losing something? Time with my family, time writing, visiting blogs, meeting with friends in real life and twitter, can’t forget twitter.
My rhythm is off. Maybe, as a Sheena tweeted last night, “I bit off more than I can chew....” I have to get my rhythm back. I can’t lose it and still maintain all of the pieces of my life. As my friends I am asking that you bear with me. I have gotten behind. My home? A wreck. Blog visits? I really need to play catch up. My work? Don’t get me started.
I need my rhythm back.
I hope you understand that I may not get by to visit you in a timely manner. But I will get there and I will write. I will always write. I think I am experiencing growing pains.
Luckily I have “Moments of Love” to help me get my cadence back. Please be patient. I am riding at my own pace but I will reach that mountaintop.