As days go yesterday was not one of my finest.
I had difficulty with the lunchtime crossword competition and at one point my mind just shut down and I quit.
My work project was no help in lifting my spirits, at every turn I was dissatisfied with what I saw.
I was hoping that my afternoon/evening bike ride would improve my spirits, but that started out as a false hope when I realized that I had packed the bike shorts that have the hole in the leg. Even with this minor setback I started the ride okay, if not a bit slow. Around two-thirds into the ride I was tired of trying to keep up with a pace that I thought was too fast for this ride. So I quit again. After assuring the other four riders that I was indeed dropping they finally respected my desire to ride the rest of the ride alone.
To say that I was frustrated with my day’s productivity is an understatement. But some days are just going to be like that…
My hope was to wake up early this morning and get in a redemption ride, but then I couldn’t get my ass out of bed. So instead I’ve driven the bicycle in with me again today and will be dragging myself around the North Atlanta / Sandy Springs area again this evening. Hopefully I will be alone and will push myself to ride better than I did last night, it shouldn’t be that hard to do.
As I read the log of each day’s RAGBRAI pre-ride I am starting to get nervous and anxious about my ability to ride. If I ride more frequently and increase my distance from now until the end of July I think that I should be okay.
Hope that you had a better day and that we all experience a good one today.