Friday, May 16, 2008

What a girl wants...

So, I went for another early morning ride on Thursday, this time solo. I ride a paved trail that runs along a creek-type, drainage runoff thing. It looked like the creek was steaming but it was the fog that had settled down into the lower ground. It looked very cool. The air temp was about 45 degrees and the wind was blowing slightly from the North which meant that I got to ride home into it.

I was alone, it was a tempo ride and it was hurting. I was trying to keep my mph above 18 and think about something else. For some reason I began thinking about males and females. What is it about females that men find so perplexing? Why is the stereotype that men are simple and easy to please? Aren't we more alike than different?

Now these next few paragraphs aren't really triathlon related except that I was on my bike when I was thinking about them so if that is what you are here for, maybe I'll just catch you next time. No hard feelings.

It seems to me that women are just not as complicated as they might want men to think. For instance, what makes a girl (like me, at least) really happy? Being outside. The sunshine, the rain, the wind, the stars, the trees, and an outdoor fire. I like to eat healthy, I like to run, ride my bike, swim, climb up the face of rocks, lift weights, do pilates and yoga and just move. I like for the man in my life to ask me to go for a walk (or at least agree to do it if I ask), bring me little surprises, and just generally show that he is thinking about us occasionally.

I feel like these are the things men want from women as well (minus the walks). =0) So what actually makes it so confusing? Treat each other as you would want to be treated.

Ok, maybe we are complicated. I don't know, but, it only took me one bike ride to figure it out!