If you don't know by now, I cycle quite a bit, roughly 50 miles a week with about 4-5k elevation gain.
The first leg of the journey is actually the steepest section, and I remember when I first started during quarantine, that hill would feel terrible. Legs burning, chest pounding, vision blurry kind of terrible, and as crazy as it sounds I kind of miss that feeling when doing a climb.
I know was pushing my limits and eventually make it, of course now those limits have gone further (I'm doing my first century ride, 100 miles in a few weeks). Maybe this is the nostalgia that happens when you become proficient enough at a task, it was all so simpler back then
Thankful for lots of things this week, watching Tom Brady lose to the Rams yesterday is undoubtedly one of them.
We have a lot to learn from ancient humans, our ancestors had the same intelligence as we did, and yet most of us think of them as primitive because they lived long ago.
Part of me feels like our modern society has "lost" something special about our species as our advancements grew rapidly.
Physical spaces affect our mental patterns, anyone who cleans a cluttered room can experience this for themselves. The same effect can be observed between geographic regions, the way you act and feel changes in the micro/macro physical spaces.
With that being said, Los Angeles traffic is objectively deteriorating to the society's mental health.
I imagine that future humans will look back at offices/sedentary lifestyles as archaic relics and wonder why we chose to work this way.
One of the most rewarding feelings is depth, quite often I find myself surprised after taking a deeper look at a place, small animals in nature, or spending an extended period of time with someone I thought I had all figured out.
While cycling, I observed that expending large amounts of energy at the right time leads to less energy expended overall, this has implications for how one should live their lives.
Life is like a series of rolling spheres, the paths lead to collisions, fly-bys, groups, and take us in different directions.
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