I hit 1000 miles for the year last Friday. I was hoping to hit that milestone sooner, but hey– that’s more cumulative miles than last year, and a goal of mine for this one, so it’s an accomplishment. woot!
Speaking of those goals, though, I’ve failed on #4. The two centuries I wanted to do didn’t work out– the first because of Hurricane Irene, the second because I ended up wanting to do a ride with R at a mileage he felt comfortable with. I will, the fates willing, be able to do the 200K, I hope!
I have to admit that I haven’t been feeling up to biking to work lately. I think it’s more of a mental problem than a physical one. It’s become a drudgery– partly because I don’t enjoy the route I take, and partly because when I’m not feeling energized, it takes me longer to get to work than it does commuting by public transit. I think I’m going to try a different route next week and see if it makes me feel any better about it.
I still bike to the Metro, though, which has its share of feeling good and feeling like a slog. Taking the bus while my bike was in the shop, however, has renewed my desire to continue biking. I’m not a fan of the bus. Heck, I’ll even bike in the rain if I have to. And I have. I actually enjoy it.
Keep on pedaling.