The exercise bike and I have an early morning relationship. I get up before the fun rises and join my bike in exploring around 10 miles (16 kms!) or uncharted land. The air that I breathe, the muscles I stretch and the clearing of the mind are all good.
Of course, I go “nowhere”. The whirring of the wheel remains fairly steady and the actual landscape remains constant. As I pedal, I travel the world of ideas through books I read.
Somehow my wife finds the whirring a soothing sound. Much like the furnace fan kicking in. She remains asleep and I merrily wend my way through the hills and dales of philosophy, theology, psychology and many other “ologies”.
But today? Well, we both must have had a good sleep. By 7:00 my exercise was done and my wife was wandering towards the washroom. So, the day looks like it could be rather “up and at it”.
Not a bad thing!!