June 20, 2010

Encouraging One Another

This afternoon after getting back from church, Brett thought that we should go on a bike ride. I kind of kicked and screamed that I didn't want to, and instead wanted to just go to the beach....but I gave in and we were on our way.

We'd talked about going on the bike path, and decided to check it out. The start to get on it is right down the street and so we found it and were on our way out to Goleta Beach. Whenever we ride our bikes, we call each other so that A. we don't have to scream to each other while riding, and B. it's good for my ears since they are so sensitive to the wind. It works out well for us, and it's free since we're both on the same phone network.

We made it out to the beach in about 45 minutes, and after a bit of sitting, watching everyone else enjoy their lunches and BBQs, we realized that we didn't eat, and decided to bike into downtown Goleta for a sandwich. The place we wanted to go was closed, but it was right next to the bike shop...so we popped in to get a much needed bike lock AND a new seat for me. After each bike ride, my undercarriage per say, was always so sore. Turns out that the bike seat was part of the issue. :)

We made a quick stop in to get some food at Wendy's, and then headed back home. Brett had accidentally left our water bottle at the beach, so he went back that way while I went on ahead. He caught up with me on the return bike path....which was 15 miles for me, 2 more for him, round trip.

It was a great way to spend the afternoon. I had a great time. After we got back, we realized that we definitely encourage each other to do things that wouldn't come naturally to each of us. I encourage Brett to be more social and out with our friends, and Brett does the same to me to participate in physical activities! Just another reason why we are so well suited for each other. :)

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