I’m taking a rest day today. My overall motivation is not terribly high; I’m currently sitting on the couch watching an interesting documentary, Dreams of a Life, which is about a young woman in the UK who died in her flat and was not found for three years. It’s pretty interesting.
Beyond that, I’m not really accomplishing much. I am also doing laundry, which is to say I carried some stuff down to the washing machine a bit ago and when it’s done I will run it through the dryer.
I think that’s okay. Sometimes it’s fine to have a low-motivation kind of day; own your laziness for a day (after all, laziness is one of the survival strategies that has made the human species — not to mention other species — so successful); then get back on the bike and rock it out hard. Rest days are good for your training and probably also for your soul.
I’m at 103 miles for the month, well on track to hit my 400-mile target for February. This weekend should be a good one for collecting some fun miles; on Saturday, my friends Robert and Jacob are coming up from Lexington and I’m going to try to drag them out on the roads for a bit.
I’m trying to figure out what I want to do cycling-wise on Sunday. Initially, I figured I’d hit up the 2:00 club ride from Heine Brothers’, but now I’m sort of thinking about either going solo or seeing if the RCCS crew has any plans for Sunday. Sunday is my birthday, and we have plans in the evening, so I’m thinking I will ride in the morning instead so I have time to come home and change and so forth.