This morning I rode with my friend Brian through the Headlands. We were both feeling really weak and tired, but pressed onwards and over the mountain. It was really chilly out, but it was nice to see the sun rising even before we hit the trailhead. A significant sign of spring! Despite getting nine hours of sleep last night all I wanted to do was crawl back into bed, but it's this kind of dedication and rigor that gave me the fitness I have today. I also lost perspective on where I live, and how fortunate I am to have such a great and beautiful playground just minutes away by bike. I live a charmed life, and remind myself not to take it for granted.