While “quick trips to the store” can feel they are sucking my life away, completing the task this morning by bike was fun.
The breeze from pedaling on a hot August day felt nice. I got little exercise– more like a relaxing walk than a strenuous run– and the formally fussy baby fell asleep like she always does on the bike.
Arriving back home I ran inside, dropped the bag of groceries, and returned back to the bike to voluntarily extend the trip.
Today a narrow, unmarked footpath off the bike path caught me eye. I decided to push the bike down it for a bit. This risked having to push the bike backwards to return, if I found no opening to turn the eight foot bike around in. After a few minutes of pushing aside branches and ducking brambles, I found just the clearing I was hoping for, and a new set of trails that looked like a shortcut to a waterfall. I can explore that further another time. Now the baby was fast asleep and it was time to wrap up my “chore” and return home for breakfast.