Restarting the Engine

First off, I apologize for the absence.  I haven’t blogged since LIVESTRONG, and have only been on the bike once since the event.  I feel crappy about that on a number of levels.

When I don’t ride, it’s almost never a motivation problem. With me, it’s the rest of my life demanding my immediate and undivided attention. Quite often, my attention is already divided –work, parenting, house, and now school.

Finding the time to ride is further complicated by fading daylight. So today,  when I finally had a day off, I couldn’t wait to ride.  You can imagine my frustration when I realized those pesky allergies I’ve been suffering through have now officially blossomed into a full on sinus infection/cold.  I can’t cross the room without gasping for breath.


I’m taking on a lot these days, but don’t want to give up my hard-fought fitness on the bike.  I can see, and feel–it already happening.  I’m turning 40 in 3 weeks and planned to go out with a bang, celebrating by racing in the Warrior Dash this weekend.  Instead I’m going to my niece’s 4th birthday party (instead of Viking horns I might have to wear a princess tiara).  I’m struggling to find a light at the end of the tunnel,  but I just entered it and it feels like a long haul ahead.



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About Karen

Mid-life female amateur athlete focused on cyclocross, mountain biking, and road cycling.

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