Thursday, July 05, 2012
I haven't mentioned / complained about this lately, but my DH is VERY flaky about exercise. His MO is to make grandiose plans and then something ALWAYS comes up...
Ever since we decided to do RAGBRAI, I've just been waiting for the inevitable flake. The other day he confessed he was scared and that if we hadn't already paid for him, he'd back out. I think that bike ride on Sunday (when the heat kicked his butt) scared him.
Then last night, he was tossing a ball around with his BIL while we waited for the fireworks to start and hyper-extended his knee. Urgent care told him today he might have a torn miniscus and to follow up with his GP when the swelling goes down.
So, tonight, it happened. The flake. I'm likely doing RAGBRAI by myself. Not surprised, just disappointed.
I'm riding with a group from my gym, so there will be people there I know, although not well. I don't think anyone from the gym location where I go are going, so I'll meet the Farrell's group the day of. I know WHO the owner is, but haven't officially MET him...he's turning 50 this year and wanted to celebrate by doing RAGBRAI.
Truthfully, I don't think DH would have been able to handle the ride anyway. I worry that I'm undertrained and he's training even less. I think that until that ride last Sunday when he got sick, he was expecting to skate by on his past years of cycling experience. But he hasn't ridden regularly in 6-plus years. This season, he's ridden maybe 2-3 times a month. And when he rides, he doesn't pace himself. He rides HARD. Regardless of how far he's going.
So, here I go again. Meeting my goals while DH watches from the sidelines...I really need to stop hoping this leopard will change his spots...