It was perfect riding weather today, so after I got done teaching in the morning, and despite my sore, tired legs, I pulled my helmet on for for an epic ride! To Trader Joe’s. The one a mile from the house. So it was an epically short, epically wimp-out-on-my-training ride…
To be fair, I did take the scenic way around, for 6.5 miles on the day, which is 6.5 more miles than the love affair between my ass and the couch voted for.
I have all sorts of excuses (students’ performances, scrubbed the kitchen floor in deep squats and lunges, teaching taking all my brain energy) but it basically boiled down to: I wasn’t feeling it, and after I post this, I think I’m going to lie down for a nap. As much as today’s epic ride is perhaps an epic training fail, if I didn’t have the prospect of a blog post about today’s ride looming over me, I likely wouldn’t have gotten out there at all.
And though my legs hurt just as much as they did before the grocery run, they’re less stiff. That’s a good thing, since I have a big ride on the calendar for tomorrow!
So, here we go, public accountability–I didn’t live up to my goal for today, though at least I did something, which is better than nothing. Let the heckling/encouragement/taskmastering start for tomorrow!