Terribly Tired Tuesday

sleeping in bed with smartphone while dog & cat watch

Today I was unable to wake up and get out for a ride, feeling much more tired than normal at 4am. I actually did awake at that early hour, but was still feeling far too sleepy to actually pull myself out of bed. I ended up rolling over and drifting back into dreamsville for another ninety-ish minutes of sleep even though I do not feel terribly tired.

It is not as if I intended to take a recovery day today. While the sky is mostly overcast, the temperature is perfect for hitting the tarmac. There is very little wind – just enough to add some respite from the heat and humidity. Today is the ideal day to ride. Apparently my body has made a unilateral decision, and opted for a break from the saddle.

Incidentally, last year on June 22 I also was unable to ride, likely due to rain. Looking at my photos, I did ride on June 23, but apparently it was a wet one as I am not quite soaked but pretty damn wet. I hope that is not a sign for what is to come the rest of this week.

The weather outlook for the rest of the week is a bit treacherous. Most days are forecast for rain, but whether than means rain later in the day as opposed to earlier remains to be seen. If I can get a 35-50k ride in the wee hours of the morning a few more times this week then I will be pleased. This week I absolutely positively will hit the 180k goal I fell just shy of last week.

These are the types of days when I should hit the gym for some other form of exercise. Even hopping on an elliptical for 40-60 minutes would be better than nothing. Unfortunately time during the business day is a hot commodity; the scarcity of free time makes it difficult to hit the gym mid-day. Moving forward I need to consider a better strategy, potentially blocking off two-hours for a workout a couple days each week.

So now it is back to the strategy drawing board to determine an optimal way-ahead.

You May Also Like
Read More

Stormy Somber Saturday: Thoughts on Mental & Physical Health

It has now been raining non-stop for three consecutive days in Tokyo. When my alarm fired this morning, awaking me from a deep and comfortable slumber, the only other sound penetrating the walls of my bedroom was Mother Nature's wet warriors angrily pounding against my home. This is the first time this year rainy season has prevented me from taking Red Chameleon out for a stroll for this many days in a row.
Read More
rain falling down upon umbrellas
Read More

Soggy Saturday Sadness

As expected, the weather reports were surprisingly accurate, with Saturday turning into nothing but soggy sadness. The rain has been non-stop since around 4am this morning, thus there will be no riding at any point today.
Read More
rain falling down upon umbrellas
Read More

Torrential Tepid Tuesday: Why Ghost?

Mother nature has been quite upset with Tokyo since late last night, summoning her wet warriors to descend from the sky, bringing with them torrential downpour. As I awoke at 4am to prepare to hit the tarmac, I realized my riding hopes were dashed thanks to the sound of the assault she convened. Since I cannot ride this morning, please allow me to discuss why I have opted to migrate from Wordpress to Ghost.
Read More