Just 99 miles to go

Sunday, August 06, 2006

The decision.

I made the decision this morning.
No SM100 race for me this year.
I’ll see how next year goes.

I don’t know if its burnout from cycling or my career/job change, but my heart just isn’t into it.
The rides for the training just aren’t fun for me anymore.

Last week I got 35 miles in at the Rose.
I knew if it wasn’t for the heat I would have gotten some more in.(Remember last weeks heatwave, 100 degrees and 90% humidity)
I passed on some rides for Saturday that sounded fun so I could get a long ride in on Sunday for the training.
I told myself, if I couldn’t get 5 laps in at the Rose, 50 miles , no race for me labor day.
I woke up later than I wanted and was just dreading the ride today.
Started the ride like normal. I didn’t want to be there.
I thought the adrenaline would kick in on the first descent and the fun would start.
The fun never came.

After a few miles I made the decision.
Fuck it.
This isn’t fun.
Out here by myself just trying to crank out miles to up my endurance.
I started MTBing because it was damn fun and here I am turning it into another chore in life.
I’m not gonna do that.

So, I’ll probly go up( no, its down) again and volunteer at the race again this year.

Ok, let the fun, lazy, casual rides begin.


1 comment:

Tom Stormcrowe said...

Sounds like you need a break, Bro!

Remember, it's supposed to be fun! It's not your livelyhood and it's OK to take a breather, Amigo!