Friday, February 01, 2013
Well having written what I wrote here yesterday, I feel somewhat better. It felt good to release some of that pent up emotion. Similar to how it feels to release some of the pent up energy by getting to the gym.
The saddest thing and hardest thing for me is, I feel happy when I workout and wish I was when I am not. But I still go through those spells of not working out. Well more like sabbaticals than spells. We are talking months at a time. This last one was more a medical issue, but there were things I could have done at the gym but choose not to.
But I am back and realized how much I miss it. I say in my profile that I love riding my bike. And i do. It is amazing how I can let my mind wander when I am working out or riding my bike. It's like the exercise frees my mind to work through stuff or just take the time off. Interesting how that works. But mostly this is how it is on the bike.
So, I am working on coming up with goals for this summer riding season. And I am starting to put them in place and work toward them. So this will be detailed to long term goals.
1) Complete the Ride Cincinnati in June.
2) In addition, Complete a Century ride each month from June to September
3) Complete the RAIN ride in July
4) Complete the Hancock Horizontal Hundred in September
The biggest challenge will be the RAIN ride. This one is a ride of 160 miles in one day. Throw in a start and end in different spots and it means you have to ask someone to waste a day driving through Indiana from Terre Haute to Richmond so you can have a car at the end.
Is it just me or do other people have an extremely hard time asking someone to do a favor like that?