A Week Off?

My last post made me think more about what I’m doing.  I was considering riding tomorrow, although there is a chance of ice on the roads.  I’ve decided to give up riding for a week.

Once I’m through this winter, I will revisit my decision to not buy studded tires for the bike.  Next winter I may be ready.  🙂

I haven’t had a week without riding since I started tracking my mileage in June.  My average weekly mileage in November and December was 54.  My average weekly mileage for August through October was 91.

I haven’t done any exercise this week.  I feel lazy.  I’ve been considering starting back on my push-up plan, but can’t seem to motivate myself.  I bought a pilates video months ago, and haven’t used it.

However, my weight is doing just fine.  I’m still eating well, and haven’t had beer in weeks.  I’ve been out to eat a few times, and was pretty proud that I didn’t over-indulge.  I will probably be solidly under 220 lbs before the year is over.

4 thoughts on “A Week Off?”

  1. It seems I also am taking a weather-induced few days off the bike. I’m justifying this to myself by saying I’m not interested in ice-related crashes, either alone or with other road users, and I fully realize that it’s a partial rationalization.

    I’d rather be riding, at some levels, especially given that the checking account will not let me buy gasoline this week and the fuel tank is too close to empty. Maybe I’ll get to ride tomorrow.

  2. I felt a little guilty last night deciding to take the week off. I felt less guilty this morning when I almost fell on the ice taking the dogs out.

    Gas isn’t a huge expense for me, but parking is. Everyday that I don’t ride means $7.00 to park.

    I did see one brave soul on the bridge this morning, but he was on the sidewalk, which looked ice-covered.

  3. Have you considered joining a gym? I joined the Y recently and have been pretty dedicated at going to the group spinning classes. Not having to worry about the weather makes it much easy to stay motivated. And knowing that someone will notice if you miss helps out a bit too.

  4. John,

    I haven’t really wanted to pay for a gym membership. I do have a coworker who is trying to get me to go the Y with him. I might try it out once.

    He isn’t into the spinning classes, but doesn’t mean I can’t be. 🙂

    Maybe it would be worthwhile. I look into it.

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