Joy presented my blog with the Liebster Blog Award.
If you do not know Joy’s blog, you should. She has made considerable progress on her own getting healthy journey. She is truthful and inspiring in her efforts to get healthy. "Liebster" means "favorite" or "love" in German and can be presented to bloggers you love that have fewer than 200 followers. I will pass this award on to some of my favorites. I hope they will become some of your favs, too, they are all very different from each other:
Bruce has met many of his weight loss goals. His main focus now is on staying fit with running. Top notch blog.
Dawn has met with a great deal of success in her weight loss journey. Inspirational.
Ewa is post weight loss. Her blog is about being fit and healthy and always features a healthy dose of outdoor adventures.
Mike is in line to meet his goal of 200 pounds shed by the end of the year. If you do not know his honest and thoughtful blog you should.
Sharon is thoughtful and inspiring. Always.
Biking: It has been great to finally get out on my bike the last few days. I have been on Millie (my road bike) and Merel (my Dutch bike) many times. You can see by my mileage ticker that I am closing in on 1000 (!!) miles ridden since June 10 when I started logging with Daily Mile. One of my favorite quick rides is still to Minnehaha falls, about a 12 mile round trip. Enjoy a picture of the falls!
Merel is a great bike for around town, doing errands, watching the grandbabies play soccer and going to sporting events in downtown.
Speaking of sporting events: I wrote about our WNBA Minnesota Lynx last Friday. Well, you may not have heard that they made it to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. I tell you these women are superb athletes, team players and fantastic role models. Their games are unfortunately sparsely attended. I predict the low attendance will change with their current record. I was lucky enough to score a couple of tickets at center court for last night’s winner takes all game. My 8 year old aspiring basketball player granddaughter, Nani, and I attended together. It was a thrilling game!
Imagine our surprise to find this person sitting in the seats right next to us. For those of you who do not know, that is our Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton.I doubt Nani will be a professional athletic and probably not a professional politician, either. But, right now she has an image of some powerhouse women and understands that a high level politician is a fan and a human being just like her. Imagine that. Wow. Sometimes life is just amazing.