"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."

~ Anonymous
(taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Uncle

During my 22 mile run on Saturday I was growing continually more concerned about my 50 mile ride on Sunday (even typing this sounds absurd to me. Who the hell do I think I am?) This was partly because of the distance, but mostly because of the RIDICULOUS amount of climb in the run.

But I kept telling myself, "it is a flat ride. The ride with climb isn't until next week. I will be fine."

Here is the elevation for yesterday's ride:


Now, the women that lead the Cinderella training rides are quite possibly the nicest people on Earth, and to the best of my knowledge, none of them actually smoke crack, but WTF?! In who's world is that a flat ride?

When I got home I had to clean house, do laundry, do animal care, prepare for tomorrow at school and I could barely move I was so tired. Add to that, my gum isn't healed from my oral surgery and it makes eating (one of my primary hobbies) not fun.


I cracked.





I called in sick to work and I am not working out today.




Upside: I have clean underwear and my house probably won't get condemned.

16 comments:

Steve Stenzel said...

YAY for calling in sick!! And yeah, that is NOT flat!! Something is up with that person!...

Enjoy the day. Take a bath........ ;)

Diana said...

Love the cat.....I feel his pain!

Heather said...

Thank you for taking some time to rest...

Maybe you will inspire me to do the same!

Carolina John said...

at least you still have clean underwear.

that sounds like a great weekend! the ride sounds tough though. i wanted to ride up the local mountain here, and decided against it.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I'm sure you totally need the rest - I don't blame you for calling in sick.

perfect LOL cat photo for your post too. :-)

carsonsunflower said...

Good for you! Everybody needs a mental health day now and then!

Roisin said...

I totally wanted to call in sick today, but plan on doing that the day after St. Paddy's day. Enjoy your day off...I hope you SLEEP and relax!

IronSnoopy said...

You can't put a price on clean undies.

And never underestimate the power of a mental health (or in your case Ironman health) day.

Jo Lynn said...

Maybe she doesn't smoke crack but she must be evil.

lindsay said...

i really like the extra peak right before you can go back downhill/flat again. yeah looks flat to me. ;)

Erin Leigh said...

Good for you!!! You def deserved that after that ride. Flat, my ass...

Carly said...

I am glad you called in sick. It sounds like you need a day of rest.

Stef said...

Dude. Cumulative insomnia caused me to sleep through masters yesterday. Literally. We're talking cumulative insomnia, NOT oral surgery or a 22 mile run.

Glad you gave yourself a break. :-)

JenZen said...

OMG - that's SOOOO not flat!!! I live in flat...I know!!

Sounds like you needed the break!! Whew. I call them my "mental health" days. ;)

ShirleyPerly said...

Where do these people come from that consider that to be flat???

Well, I'm glad you decided to take a break. You really deserve it with all that you've done. Hope the gum is better now!

Karen said...

Holy crap! I would call in sick too!