Monday Morning Motivational Meditation

It felt a bit peculiar riding for a second time in less than twenty-four hours, not really providing any convincing amount of recovery time for my body, but the weather was too comfortable to pass up. After awaking at 4:15am, for a split second I considered heading back in bed and using the recovery time as an excuse for not heading out. But I quickly brushed that nonsense aside and commenced my pre-ride ritual.

The morning air today was hella more comfortable than riding yesterday. The temperature was considerably cooler, the air felt less heavy thanks to minimal humidity, and overall the morning air just feels far fresher and has much higher quality oxygen than later in the day, especially around noon. I am glad I got out for a ride because it was extremely invigorating.

music is hilltops by nesh carrot from freemusicarchive

My legs were noticeably weaker on the upstream leg this morning, but felt mostly fine on the return trip, often clocking 34k for longer distances of up to 3-4k straight. Thankfully the mornings are less crowded, facilitating lengthier legs without the need for all the stop-and-go nonsense I experienced yesterday.

Today I was primarily interested in just enjoying the ride rather than pushing myself to hit PR’s or ride hella fast. I really was looking for some fun and relaxation, stopping to take a few pictures at non-standard spots, and consuming some intoxicating morning air prior to commencing the busy week ahead. All in all I believe it worked out well, and I do not feel drained. Consider this a win for the beginning of the week!

Have an awesome week and keep spinning!

You May Also Like
Read More

Thursday Morning Wet & Dirty Quickie

aining most of Wednesday, and throughout part of the late night, thus getting out on the tarmac was a gamble. Luckily it turned out the rain had stopped some hours ago, although death was looming above. I woke up at 5am with the intent to leave at 7am after an early morning weekly leadership meeting, which got suddenly cancelled 15 minute prior to game time. This was great news because it allowed me to sneak in a few extra kilometers, so I hopped on the Red Chameleon and headed out an hour earlier than expected.
Read More
Read More

Saturday Swift Stroll to Starbucks

Opted for a leisurely pace today, seeing as it is Saturday, a beautiful morning, and a meetup w/a buddy for some coffee at a local Starbucks alongside the river. Hence the craptastic stats this morning, which is absolutely okay every now and again.
Read More
Read More

Monday Morning Motivational Movementation

Awoke this morning to a beautiful early Monday with outstanding weather. When the door swiftly shut as I walked through it towards the garage, the temperature was perfectly mild with a slight hint of wind, and minimal humidity. The lovely climate helped increase my motivation to start the week off on the right food - no pun intended - with a metric half century, with one objective in mind: hit my weekly goal of 180k since I missed it the previous two.
Read More