Apologies for not posting Friday. I took off early and went for a quick twenty-five mile ride, off to bed early, woke up extra early and took an epic sixty-five mile jaunt around the single track. Woke up early Sunday had a killer breakfast and then, being a bit tired from the Saturday ride, took a short twenty or so mile ride.
OK, now that I've got that b.s. out of the way...
My weekend sucked! It was a case of getting out late Friday in the grayest rainy skies I've seen in a year, rain, and just overall crappy. Got home it was arguably too dark to ride, and there were errands that HAD to be run. Wound up hitting bed at 2:00 AM, woke up at about 10:00 AM, had so much of my day spoken for that by the time I got outside and looked around the street lights were coming on. I did manage to get a ride in Sunday, but it was only about ten or so miles before it got dark. It did feel good to get out though, and I managed to clean a hill on the first shot that when I looked down it looked a lot steeper than it felt going up it. I hope that this is a sign of what's to come. I managed to get around enough to gauge hills and trails and stuff, just enough to make goals for myself. I have an idea of what I want to accomplish this year, so I guess thats at least one good thing. For starters, I'm back into the high 190's, don't know how the hell that happened. OK, so it's been a series of parties, and crappy food at said parties. So right now goal one is to drop the last twenty-some pounds to get down to my previously aforementioned 170 pound goal. Once I get to 170, I'll reevaluate the weight and see if I want, er, need to lose more.
I also have an idea of what hills I want to be able to clean, how strong I'd like to get, things like weightlifting and such to build upper body strength. All of this in due time. I hope to be a new man by summers end.
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