I was happy to have ridden to work this morning. My new boots kept my feet warm, so no part of me was too cold. The wind was harsh, but some days just work out that way.
After work, I was riding home, and although the temperature was warmer, the wind was a lot worse. The wind was mostly a cross-wind, but it kept changing directions, sometimes pushing me from behind and giving a welcome boost in speed, other times, blowing right into my face and slowing me down horribly.
After 8.5 miles of my 16.5 mile commute I called it quits, and called for a ride. I could have finished the ride, but I just didn’t want too. The weather was bad, idiot drivers were everywhere, and I was hungry.
After getting home I went out to (over)eat instead of having a sensible meal at home.
The weather for the rest of the week looks to be extremely cold and windy. I don’t think I’m riding again this week.
These decisions aren’t helping me with my goals, weight loss, or car-use, but sometimes I need a break. I’ll have to do a lot more riding to make up for it once the weather warms a bit more.