I didn't buy that book. I paged through it without being grabbed. Then, however, I went and looked in the sports/fitness section and there was a row of books on cycling. I grabbed two, one by a female cyclist on training for century ride (100 mile ride) and Bike for Life, by Roy Wallack and Bill Katovsky. In reading the latter, the following quote jumped out at me:
Beyone keeping you focused, goals provide definable memory markers that are often missing in adult life, when one year of fighting traffic and paying bills can seamlessly blend into another.
Exactly!! I couldn't have said it that way, but it speaks to me. My life has memorable things, for sure, but most of them belong to my children. My "memory markers" have someone else's name on them. As a mother, I take great pride in my kids and their accomplishments, but I want to continue to achieve goals in my own right.