Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Miserable Ride

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Today's post was going to be about being happy while running.  But then I went for a bike ride this morning and I'm just not in the mood to write about happy things.  This bike ride was one of the most miserable bike rides I've been on in a long time.  Warning: the rest of this post is pretty much just me whining.  Proceed at your own risk.

My eyes popped open at 8am and the sun was shining.  I was thinking that it was perfect for a bike ride.  I didn't really get to ride this past week because I had two races.  Well, by the time I did a few things around the house and got ready to go, I was in less than a good mood and it was starting to look overcast.  A quick check of the weather showed that rain was heading our way, so I figured I'd better get moving!

Although it was overcast, it was a lot more humid than I expected.  I set out for a 20 mile loop.  Yeah, my quads were tight for about the first 15 miles.   Awesome.  About 30 minutes in I had to stop and stretch because they were so tight.  This has never happened to me before, but I'm guessing it had something to do with the races.  Just a guess.  Then the rain started.  At first it was just a little bit, but then it started picking up and it was biting.  In my eyes.  Because this was the one ride I decided not to bring my sunglasses.  Bad choice.

Thankfully the rain never got too heavy.  The last 5 miles weren't too bad, but that was probably because I knew how close I was to being home.  Overall it took me 1:16.58 to finish the 20 mile loop.  I'm just glad it's done and I'm looking forward to my next ride being better.  I know everyone has their off days, but it doesn't make it any less frustrating or discouraging.  It still makes you wonder, "Why am I doing this to myself again?"  Then, by tomorrow, we forget and we do it all over again.

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