Sunday, December 13, 2015

Ride Journal Week 2: Accepting My New Normal

This week's ride summary is super easy: I didn't.

I had a bit of a cold, and I was tired. Every day I said to myself, "I'll just let myself rest today... Tomorrow I'll feel better." Then tomorrow would come around and I didn't feel better, because being tired and getting colds is part of the side effects of my new immune suppressant drugs. 

It's time to accept that tired and sniffly are my "normal". "Better" isn't going to come with rest and time off, this is probably as good as it gets. "Better" is something I will have to make for myself, by getting up off the couch and continuing on with my life no matter how tired and sniffly I am. 

So, I'll go do that now. I mean, it's 70 degrees in NJ in December, you can't really get a more clear signal from the universe to get your ass outside.

Plus, this tiny potato has got my back.


  1. never underestimate the power of the small potato!

  2. We're in the 70's too. I haven't been able to resist.

    Go tiny potato - go!!

  3. hope getting out and about again will help you feel more normal!

  4. A signal to ride, and I didn't. Still haven't worked the muscles I need to use to ride after my latest hip surgery. Trying to find the motivation, but it's just not there. Not being physically fit/healthy enough to ride stinks. I do hope you can find your way into the saddle to enjoy the sunshine, though. It might make you feel better.

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