Monday, June 23, 2008

This Is All I Got

Weight: 223.8
Delta M: -0.8
Mileage: 12.9 & 21.5 (Both Single Speed)
June Mileage: 279.6

My plans for big mileage this weekend kind of blew up in my face. I ended up sleeping in a little too late to get a ride in before Chas’s company picnic. They like her so much they invited her even though she quit a few weeks ago. They made her cupcakes and stuff on her last day. I’m pretty sure there will be a security escort out to my car my last day on the job. I have that effect on people. We were slated to do a big group ride Saturday night and Chas really wanted to go. It looked like there was going to be two groups, a faster group and a slower family style group. It turns out only 4 people showed up, Chas and I being 2 of them. This was Chas’s first ride in over a year, so we took it easy on her. We ended up doing an easy 13 miles through one of the richer suburbs of Chicago, not a bad gig, but not the calorie burner I needed.

Sunday I tried to get up early to get a ride in before things warmed up. I cracked an eye open around 6ish, decided I needed another 5 minutes, then promptly fell back asleep, till 11. I didn’t want to bring this up because I want this blog to be more about how much weight I am loosing and how much I love riding my bike(s) and less about how much phlegm my body can produce, but my bronchitis reared its ugly head again Wednesday. I think I just needed some sleep. Anyway, I mowed the lawn, and was contemplating a ride, but I was a little leery after the heat exhaustion incident, and the gurgling lungs, then the thunder and gusty wind kind of made my mind up for me.

I was gonna wuss out and justify a rest day with my cold, but the truth of the matter is it’s becoming all too clear to me that if I don’t ride when I am sick, I will never get to ride at all. Apparently I am going to be sick no matter what, so why be sick and fat? I’ll have to draw the line somewhere I suppose, but a little cough and a slight temperature will just have to be tolerated. Meanwhile I made an appointment with my doctor to see if another round of antibiotics is in order. Anyway, today was a shitty day on many levels, but I did get a ride in, and that wasn’t shitty at all.

4 comments:

joel said...

Want some cheese?

Johnny said...
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Johnny said...

No thanks, dairy tends to thicken mucus.

Jafael said...

"so why be sick and fat?"

I hear that! Seems to me like you are doing great.