This year continues to fly by and we are already at the end of July. I had such big plans and high expectations for this month but none of it was to be. I’m still somewhat entrenched in my pity party, feeling unmotivated and uninspired since my cycling accident in June.
However, as I was reviewing my photo library for the month trying to scratch up some inspiration for the Changing Seasons post, I was surprised by how many pictures I had actually taken. Perhaps the month wasn’t a complete bust after all.
These are the images from my “lost” month of July.
- The chaos of a family gathering early in the month. Since this had been early days in my recovery and I had very limited use of my left arm, the guys took over on my behalf. What they lacked in organization, they made up for in laughs and we had a great time together. In other words, it was perfect.
2. Summer means Race Season for this family. With one son into obstacle racing and the other son into triathlon, we were busy spectators this month.
The *showers* post-race. I loved the clouds in this perfect summer sky.
The swim portion of Swim, Bike, Run at Ontario Place for the Toronto Triathlon Festival. I was told the water was very cold.
3. Walking in lieu of cycling. Hiking along the Rouge River near home. July has been hot, humid, and very dry. The grass actually crunched underneath our feet.
4. And July of course means the 6-day Friends For Live Bike Rally from Toronto to Montreal.
I was very sad to wave good-bye to the riders and crew as they headed off on this year’s ride. I was supposed to be going with them. Instead I am restricted to following their progress through social media.
I’m looking forward to more summer ahead, hoping I’ll be fully healed soon, and that August doesn’t fly by quite so quickly!
Changing Seasons is a monthly photo challenge hosted by Cardinal Guzman.