The irony of commitment is that it's deeply liberating - in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around as rational hesitation. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life - Anne Morriss -
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I had a excellent-productive-crazy-busy weekend! On Friday night I met up with Regina from Chiu on This. We had an excellent dinner at a Cuban restaurant on the upper west side. The meal was great and the company was even better!
On Saturday morning I woke up early and drove over to New Jersey for a bike ride up to Nyack. I was a bit nervous about doing the ride with my new bike. Traffic, other cyclists, up hills, down hills... But, I sucked it up, put a smile on my face and said I was going to have a great ride. And you know what? I did! We did an out and back to Nyack with a quick pit stop at a the Runcible Spoon for some Gatorade and a giant zucchini muffin (lunch of champions!). It ended up being a 35 mile ride in about 2 hours. There was nothing impressive about the numbers, but the ride itself was a great boost in confidence. I felt good, I was able to shift well, I rode in aero, and I successfully navigated traffic, cyclists and hills. I think that I somehow managed to build up this big ball of fear about riding outside after being stuck inside all winter and then going out on a brand new bike. Luckily, that won't happen anymore since we'll be in California where we can ride outside all year :)
The rest of Saturday was spent running around and having multiple lunches and dinners in attempt to say goodbye to all our NYC friends. On Sunday we woke up early for our last Sunday morning swim at Asphalt Green and then came up to pack, pack, and pack. Five hours, 22 boxes and 5 suitcases later and we are done with almost everything. It is a very interesting feeling to see nearly all of your belongings boxed up and piled in the kitchen corner. Now, my only hope is that we can fit all these belongings into a 6'3" x 7' x 8'4" box. If that fails we could try this for 3,112 miles...