My New Year’s Goal

Ok, so I’m really not a fan of making New Year’s resolutions, because well to be honest I’m not a fan of keeping them (yeah I’m still working on that being nicer resolution from last year…let me know how successful that’s been, ok? 🙂 ) At any rate, I decided on Sunday during a grueling bike ride (all 25.83 miles of it) that I needed to have a goal because well I was at mile 7 and no one would tell me when we would turn around, and therefore I was in my “I’m bored, I’m tired, I’ve seen this trail too many times, I’m bored” mood.  Then I thought, “Wow, I’m uncomfortable…and I’m still bored”. It was at that point that Darren looked at me and told me I needed to focus…and that I needed to eat…3 Clif Bloks later, and after pulling a partial Kirsten (yes, my bike is now fast enough that I can jump into the draft  of people passing me – I just don’t have quite the leg strength to pass them yet …soon though), I finally rejoined Darren and Wendy in a much better mental state, or at least an improved carb enhanced mental state. So in this improved mental state, I came up with my goal – No, not to focus more and not look at the scenery (obviously a Darren suggestion), but instead to work through the uncomfortable.  Not necessarily pain uncomfortable, because I’m a big fan of stopping if I’m in pain, but more of a keep working even when I’m bored, or going past my normal limits, or doing something that I’m not comfortable doing.  THAT didn’t work so well for me last year, so working through my comfort zone to be a little uncomfortable might be a new challenge.

Oh, and the bike is fantastic! Helmet stayed on top, rubber stayed on bottom.  I am convinced my bike sings at 17.5 mph, although Darren just thinks I’m nutty.  AND, the shifting worked beautiful thanks to all of the tweaking Darren did while I was on my run before my ride.  Still need a compact crank (seriously, how hard is it for eBay to sell one at a reasonable price?), so I can go up a hill, but it’s almost done 🙂

One Response to “My New Year’s Goal”

  1. darren says:

    Congrats on the 10K PR!! Oh, and the 5K PR. Oh, and the 1mi PR. 🙂

    Your new strategy must be working.

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