I feel like it’s been so long since I’ve had some content for this blog. It certainly has been one of the longest winters in recent memory. With a foot injury, car accident and enough snow to keep the entire northeast hunkered down for months, I simply found it hard, almost impossible to get out on the bike. But mostly, I had excuses.
When your fit and consistently riding all winter, you get outside, no matter how cold it is. When your not riding consistently, you make excuses and that’s exactly what I did. I had opportunities between the foot injury and car accident to get outside but didn’t.
On Saturday, with spring finally here and the weather to back it up, I jumped at the chance to begin building up enough fitness to be able to enjoy the longer rides that I like to do this time of year. At first, I felt slow and my legs were just not there. But I went out again on Monday and felt a lot better. I know I have a long way to go, but it’s all part of the journey.
I have checked the through roads in the Delaware State Forest and although there’s still some snow cover, it should be all gone by the end of the week with temperatures approaching the 70’s and some rain mixed in. With that in mind, I can’t wait to feel the gravel surface beneath me as I cover as much of the forest as I possibly can.
What’s Playing (What am I listening to while writing or what’s dancing around in my head while riding) today – The Zombies – She’s Not There
4 thoughts on “Excuses”
Welcome back! Here’s wishing you many warm and wonderful miles ahead.
Sounds like you had some difficult times over the winter. Put it in the over and done with file and enjoy your rides again.