It’s been some time since I’ve posted. I’ve been riding, on and off, as the motivation hits me. Mostly, I’ve wrestled with the notion that riding should be FUN, first and foremost. It hasn’t worked very well. Even the prospect of socializing, fresh air, and fun hasn’t done much to keep the riding regular and productive; there’s just so much to distract me…both unavoidable and self-inflicted.
The last few weeks have been a little better…regular training sessions on the Kickr (the quality/time ratio is MUCH more appealing on the trainer), an effective healthy diet, and weight training. But, I’ve been through all this before; how do I keep it up? Even goals don’t seem to help; all the big rides slipped by this year without my entry.
I’m going a different route. I’m riding because I like to ride. I like the way riding makes me feel. Little goals to improve my fitness. No big long-term desires to associated with the sport. It’s fine all on its own. I don’t have anything to prove to anyone; I’m just doing it because it’s fun and good for me.
Of course, Monday I have my first colonoscopy. So THAT should be fun.