Last month I was on a roll, the first couple weeks. I rode a lot. I set a goal of riding a 500-mile month in July, and I was invited to go on a tour in August. I was planning on doing it.
But, halfway through last month, the wheels came off. Not literally, mind you, but my workload picked up to the point where once again, the only riding I was doing was commuting.
And now my classes are over but now I have a lot of catching up to do on actual paying work, plus my internship. So I’m working from home, and doing video editing on the side, also from home. I haven’t been on the bike at all in a week. I decided not to go on the tour, mostly because I have so much work to do, but I also failed to get in shape for it. And money. There’s always the money issue.
Anyway, all is not lost. I did ride 371 miles in July, which is more than I would have ridden if I hadn’t set out to ride 500. And school starts in two weeks so I’ll be back to commuting. I’ll try to fit some riding in between now and then, but I won’t have time for anything significant.
I’m still trying to get used to the idea that cycling is going to have to remain in the back seat, at least until I finish school. I’m loving school but sometimes I wish it weren’t so all-consuming. That said, it should be a very interesting school year. More on that later.