I pedal until the pain stops.
Then I pedal until I feel my breath burn in my chest and I remember myself.
Then I pedal until all the things I love, all the healing things and all the motivations, come back to my mind,
And then I pedal until the crunch of the wheels on the road and my breath cycling in and out are all I can hear, until all of my spinning thoughts have stopped,
Until I look up and around and finally notice how damn beautiful it is around me.
I pedal until all I am is smiling and pedaling, and then it’s time to ride home.