New Direction

Well, I had one of those rides yesterday. You know- the one where you just go out and think a lot. The therapeutic type.

Seems I’ve been enjoying road racing and training for road racing less and less lately. It’s a lot like when you eat something that tastes good, but then a few hours later, you’re sick to your stomach and puke it back up… there’s a period of time where, even though that food was initially good, the thought of eating it again makes you lose your appetite.

So that’s where I am- I’ve puked up road racing, and now I don’t want to eat it for a while. Sure, I’ll get over it, but for now, I’ve decided to branch out to other athletic endevors that I’ve been interested in for a while but have put off because of my dedication to the road bike. I plan on getting a mountain bike (I’m keeping a road bike, too) and trying some 2-wheel trail shennanigans. I’d also like to try some adventure racing, rock climbing, canoeing… you get the point. Oh yeah, all the while, I am pretty sure I’m running the AT100 this year. I’ve wanted to do it since I first went as an aid station volunteer a few years ago.

So this blog may get a bit more interesting to some whole others are probably going to now remove me from their RSS feeds. It’s all good. I’m happy now.


10 thoughts on “New Direction

  1. Everybody reaches a saturation point at some point in their life. It’s normal and part of human nature. Try mountain bike racing, it a totally different experience and one you’ll probably like. Take that canoe trip and give endurance events a shot.

    Do things that make you happy and you’ll never have any regrets.

  2. i’d like to try some adventure racing, but i need to learn how to use a compass with a topo map first.

  3. Take a day off and go to a Red Birds game, a lot of fun. Eat BBQ at Rendezvous, then go for a run along the Mississippi in the am. That’s what I did when I was in Memphis the summer before last.

  4. ADD in the hiz-house!!!! And theres nothing wrong with that IMHO. Heck I have been eyeing my golf clubs again :) *was a near scratch golfer before I got back on the bike*

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