What’s your passion?

Passion

This past Saturday, I had a lot of time to think while I sat on my road bike for four hours and thirty-seven minutes.

Yep, you read that right. 4 hours 37 minutes.

I’m trying to do my first 100-mile bike ride ever on November 28th (my 37th birthday) and this past weekend, on Saturday, I cycled further than I ever have–83 miles.

During that time, fighting through the wind trying to slow me down, I thought about a lot of things, but one that popped up a few times was passions.

Yeah, I write romance novels, but it wasn’t THAT kind of passion I was thinking about.   🙂

For example, I worked at the bookstore after I’d done that long bike ride, and my friend, Gary, asked me what I’d done that day.

“Oh, I went on a bike ride,” I said.

“Oh yeah? How far’d you go?”

I grinned, heat instantly flaming my cheeks. “Uhm, well–”

“What? Seventy?”

“No, a few more.”

“How far?”

“83 miles.”

“Why on earth would you do that?”

I get that question a lot. I just smiled and chuckled.

But really, why would I do that? It’s a valid question, right?

Well, exercise is a passion of mine. Same with my hubby. Sure, some would argue that we teeter the line of exercise and insanity, but nevertheless, it’s a passion of ours. It’s time to de-stress, enjoy our city, and stay fit.

I love to have goals to shoot for, and what better goal to have than on my 37th birthday to ride my bike 100 miles? (Hey, then I can eat as much birthday cake as I want, right?)

Just like a goal for the NaNo writers out there to write 50,000 words in a month. Or, triathletes to see if they can swim 2 miles, then bike over a hundred, then run 26 miles.

I guess if you find something you love, go for it.

So, what’s your passion?

8 thoughts on “What’s your passion?

  1. For me it is my family, (wife and two kids) medicine, bluegrass music, esp mandolin, and writing. That is why my genre is physician bluegrass fiction. My book, ‘The Mandolin Case’ is due out in 2010.

    Dr. Tom Bibey

    drtombibey.wordpress.com

  2. Just so you know that Rod Stewart song Passion is now playing in my head LOL

    “You need passion, We need passion
    Can’t live without passion
    Won’t live without passion

    Even the president needs passion
    Everybody I know needs some passion”
    Rotfl

  3. My passions; Jesus, my Daniel, writing, stories in all forms esp. movies and books, hiking. The best part is finding passions-in-common to experience relationships… i.e. my passion for writing and Jesus led me to friendship with you! Yay. 🙂 Happy Tuesday!

  4. Dr. Tom–Thanks for stoppin’ by. Family’s high up on the list for me as well. Thanks for sharing.
    KM–Thanks for stoppin’ by. Yeah, need a 100-miler to work out a new book that’s stewing in the brain. 🙂 Sing it Rod Stewart.
    Lori–Right on, sister.

  5. My rear end and hands hurt just reading this post. Wow. I can’t even imagine riding that far.

    But then again, a lot of people can’t imagine writing a novel or performing live either. Those are my passions. (And, of course, my family.)

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