Snotcycle, The Snake or The Couch?
I was going to do a light spin and then go for run tonight. But then I realized that if I did, that that would be 5 straight days in a row of saddle/training time. I can NOT have that. I have a "mediocre at best" reputation to live up to and too much training could really f*ck that up. So I aborted, did some other blog duties and took B-Man to get a hair cut. Dude had the worst barber-chick EVER! I think I could have cut it better. I think it turned out OK, but we won't be going back there again.
Made up some White Trash Mexican again tonight (3rd WTM meal in the past 4 days!). Refried Bean Burritos. God bless the refried bean. They look like a combination of dog shit and dog food, but make a damn fine burrito! Fiber out the yin-yang too. Speaking of high fiber and it's end result- someone overflowed a toilet at work today. Nice! Funny thing is, my brother wasn't within 10 miles of the place (he's a clogger). Just seeing the damp hallway made me giggle thinking of the times he wrecked our bathrooms back home, sending my dad into fits of obscenity filled rage. Good times... good times.
Plum Grove Pete got me all fired up with race talk today. Rob (he of Plum Grove, he of Bakers Dozen promotership) is looking to put on an XC race at the end of January. The 1st Annual Snotcycle Mountain Bike Race. It would be nice to get out a throw down in January and get some riding in on the BK-DOZ course. There's some info and smack being talked over on the MORE forums. Not 100% I'm a go for the race, but the idea of it is getting me a bit tingly in the nether regions.
Another is also the Snake Creek Gap Time Trial Series coming up in Northern Georgia. The January race is out for me, but the February race might be doable. I know Tim C. from Pro Bikes has done it before and is pretty stoked to return. If a Pro Bikes contingent goes down, I could be swayed to one of the time trials. 34 miles in the Georgia Mountains in February sounds pretty good to me! (again with the tingly nether regions).
Or should I just just say "f*ck it", and become a full time couch potato? Nah! Even if I didn't race, having something to "train for" is such a motivator. I get cranky when I DON'T exercise! It's been so long (about 17 years) since I was a slob that I really don't remember how I occupied my time. I guess I did do more art back then, and eating took up a LOT of time, but it still freaks me out to think about what folks who aren't training for something do. I guess they have real jobs or something.
Even when I didn't race, I used trips out west to Colorado as a motivator. Did I really want to drive two days and NOT be able to ride my face off in the mountains?? I think not! An event or trip to train for rocks for motivation. A goal BEYOND "I want to be thin" or "I want to wear a smaller size". I find FITNESS a much better motivator than vanity. Making a healthy lifestyle choice, building fitness, and DOING something is where it's at. Weight loss can be and is a nice benefit of training, but I'd be happier to bettering my time in a hundie or placing higher in a Solo. Don't get me wrong I WANT to be 10 pounds lighter by April, but if I'm not, knowing that I'm stronger on the bike will be make up for it!
Not sure where this slob rant came from? Sorry, but it just sort of spewed out my mouth like verbal vomit. I'll simplify it. Just ride your bike and have fun. Done.