Yes, yes, I haven’t been as faithful in writing as I should. Seems to be a theme, I write about something like riding a bike, then don’t ride for three weeks and then think I should ride then I write about that and then stay off the bike again for three weeks. That isn’t a good way to get in shape, so I must change something.
The change is I am picking out two races to do and get ready for them. In getting ready for those I hope that I am able to parlay that into some fitness for the Iron Mountain 100k. Personally I need something to get me out of the door to ride, a goal or something. It has always been easier for me to get motivated when I have a goal. Usually that involves trying to keep up with someone at a race, but I haven’t yet found the arch enemy I need here in Virginia, partly because I like the folks I ride with and partly because I seem to have lost the competitive desire this year.
Why? Well aside from what feels like an entire year of a bit of fitness followed by a three week illness, followed by actual fitness, followed by actual real life need meds to get over illness, I can’t seem to find a groove. At this point a rut of riding too slow everyday and not improving fitness would be welcome. Leaving the house seems like and is a struggle. And I have had a sore throat for the last month plus. It was gone for almost three days of pain free like, then it came back with a vengeance. Not loving that.
Well, sore throat and all I am leaving the house for a bit of this.
I hope you do as well.