Well Ladies and Gents, I hope the backside of the Christmas holidays finds you rested and well fed (with turkey, potatoes, gravy, and desserts of every sort… basically everything that wasn’t moving). Now I for one wasn’t very mindful of what went into the ol’ fuel tank, but I did stop short of general trough feeding (although there were copious amounts of booze and the occasional bowl or three of Skor ice cream). The plans for some general activity over the break didn’t work out so well although when Mother Nature finally decided to grace us with some snow (too late for a white Christmas though, thanks a lot. That’s a sarcastic ‘Thanks a lot’ in case it didn’t come across in my writing) I did the good deed and shoveled my parents driveway and their vacationing neighbors. That lone act has convinced me to hire a service if I ever buy a house…
The session tonight was originally scheduled for an hour and forty minutes to two hours, but 40 minutes in I was struggling seriously. The legs were a little tight (hamstrings for the most part) and the right ankle still isn’t right from the game Christmas Eve day. Regardless of how I felt though, I knew that every kilometer I could cover tonight would save me that extra work tomorrow. At the hour and 25 minute mark, just past 45.01KM my body had had enough. I hopped down and went straight to the hamstring and quadriceps stretches, but I knew that I had been in a fight to keep going. Even with Shaun of the Dead to help me keep my mind off riding, there wasn’t anything left.
As I wrap up for the night, I just want to talk quickly about New Year’s Resolutions. Everybody always talks about what they want to change in the New Year with the fresh slate, but 99.9% of those promises are always broken. I’ve decided that I’m not waiting for one day a year to change something in my life. What if you don’t make it to that day? It’s a morbid thought I know, but it’s something to think about. If you want to change something, then change it. Don’t wait for January 1st, or a Monday or the beginning of the month. The longer you do the longer you will end up waiting for change.