Tuesday, August 7, 2012
But It's a Fast Heat
I rode again on Sunday, but absolutely had no legs left from Saturday's climbing. They felt like concrete pillars, so I just took it easy and got in some revolutions. Soon after, Pebbles called and she and Slater were going back to the nekkid spa and asked me to join them. Since I had a Groupon, I was in. I went over there, did the spa thing, had some great Korean food and watched the Olympics on the big screen while sitting in the world's most comfy recliner. There may have been napping involved. I find it so funny that people, myself included, are just relaxing and napping all over the place.
Productive day at work yesterday and another planned for today. I'm neck-deep in a project that I feel really strongly about, so that's good. What's bad is that I've got out of the habit of 6am exercise classes. I've been sleeping so poorly as of late, that I was just exhausted. For the time being, it seems, a dose of melatonin is helpful, but it does allow me to sleep past time for the gym. Right now, I'm choosing sleep over exercise and I'm feeling better because of it. Once this heat breaks, then there may be options for more exercise in the evening - but for now, my priorities seem to be sleep and watering the gardens.
I'm going to shoot for a Wednesday ride, if the daytime temp stays below 105. Otherwise, it will probably be just another Saturday morning ride for me. There is a Sunday ride in a neighboring county that looks interesting - it's just a club ride, but is ranked a 1-2 on the difficulty scale - which might allow me to build on my mileage base. Who knows?
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Get fired up.