Wednesday, November 4, 2009

IM approaches

Sometimes I worry that I'm unidimensional. Sometimes I wonder if I'm so self absorbed that I'm missing out on life. Then I realize that I've got the IM psychosis.

I think of little else. Work is busy and all I can think about is how it is hindering my taper. Not that I trained enough to warrant a taper but hey... one can dream can't they.

Tonight as I sit by the woodstove, eating kale crisps I am counting down the days when it will be over. Why do we do these things if they are only accompanied by dread? What is it that makes endurance athletes tick? Why am I happy when I finish a 7 hour and 30 min ride that includes the climb over FSR 44 when really for a good part of the ride I was miserable and wanted nothing more than to be off of my bike?

I don't have any answers. But I do have a link to a good song...

Good night.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, Cassie! Thank you for posting this. I had no idea that you, too, could feel misery during a long ride, that you, too, ever wished to be off your bike. I feel someone more of an athlete to learn this.

    So, when is IM? I'll have to make sure my couch and beverages are all ready for me to watch for your tweets and see if there's a live feed online....

    Hugs and butterflies,