In 1994, I needed "something to tell the grandchildren." So, I signed up to do a bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. And although many a people laughed, I completed the 7 day, 585 mile, journey. And since then, in support of the fight against the AIDS pandemic, I have completed a total of 14 cycling journeys from San Francisco to Los Angeles with the AIDSLifecycle Event.
In 1996, I had an idea of cycling the "South of France." And although many a people laughed, I completed a solo bicycle tour in France. This tour covered Troyes, Chatillon, Dijon, Dole, Besancon, Nimes, Montpellier, Beziers, Carcassonne, Toulouse, Montauban, Cahor, Brive, and Limoges, France.
In the year 2000, I enrolled in a 2yr.Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. And although many a people laughed, I completed the two years of training. And since then, I have become a seasoned student of Yoga and an Iyengar Yoga teacher .
And now, I have chosen to step out of my routine & challenge myself by participating in the 2012 San Francisco Marathon . And although many a people laugh, I continue with my journey.
As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge. - Henry Van Dyke