Road Rides & Jerry Lewis Heads
Choice: Do a quick 30 mile loop on the road bike or a quick 28 mile out and back on the rail trail. Road ride won.
Felt like I had a belly full of coffee and PB&J as I left the house. Mainly because I DID have a belly full of coffee and PB&J before I left the house. SOMEHOW, my gut got it digested by the time I started the ride, and I actually had one of my stronger, although be it shorter rides on the road. It has been a a while since I graced the road with my ever growing Lycra covered ass, but other than the occasional headwind, they were kind to me. Thanks.
It was nice to do a couple of my climbs and actually think "hey, this didn't hurt so bad today...." Progress I suppose. Slow, but sure progress.
While I've been feeling strong (for me) on the bike, I am getting discouraged with the whole weight thing. I shed about 5 or 6 pounds from the winter, but I'm still about 10+ pounds heavier than I was this time last year, and about 20 pounds heavier than I was about 3 years ago! Much of the weight gain came from some medicine I was taking. Been off of said medicine since January, but the weight hasn't exactly fallen off like I thought it would upon stopping. It's pretty frustrating.
The strange thing is, I STILL wear the SAME size clothing as I did 3 years ago. How does one gain 20 pounds and STILL wear the same size?? From the looks of it most of the weight is in my head an face. Soon I will have one of those jacked up old man Jerry Lewis cartoon heads where my head is like a big bull dog, then a big gut and tiny little legs.
While I'm still 100 pounds or more lighter than I was at age 20, I still am sort of jacked. Half the fun of having the blog was to feed my raging narcissism that I didn't even discover until my late 20s. LOL! Now I'm going to be 39 and it just feeds my neurosis, anti social behavior and new found fears of looking like Morrissey moonlighting as a Jerry Lewis impersonator. I'm kidding of course, but it is frustrating to coming to grips with a slowing down metabolism, and lack luster performances on the race course.
Tomorrow I will continue ranting with the subject of how it might be time for me to seek real employment in attempts to get some structure back in my life. Stay tuned!!
Took delivery of a Kodak Play Sport HD today. Super stoked to get it out at the races and get some footage for the mag site. That or just use it to make homemade porn. BIKE PORN!!! Jeeezzz!! Relax!
The El M's fixed wheels and the tuned up Fox fork is ready at the shop. Actually Jordan busted it out PDQ and it was ready Monday, I've just been too lazy and too busy bitching about my head girth to go pick it up. I guess I should do that tomorrow. Than and get my ass in the dirt.