I woke up feeling ill still. It’s mostly head congestion and a sore throat. I enjoyed an extra-long shower to clear everything out and took a leisurely ride to work to relax. I had gotten up early enough to not hurry, and even had oatmeal for breakfast.
Work was busy, a bit hectic maybe, but went by quickly. I felt much better as the day went by.
I met up with Tim after work for a training ride. It was dark but we were both well-lit and reflective. The weather was comfortable. I felt strong and had a spirited ride. I won’t lie, Tim was ahead most of the ride and probably riding stronger, at least until the last two miles. I pulled ahead and left him quite a way back. He worked hard to pass me again and I was too tired to chase.
I then took a long-ish route home meeting Bethany, another bicycle commuter on Third St. We chatted briefly before going our separate ways.
After arriving home, I was tempted to go out for dinner, not because I’m hungry, just having a craving. The spirited ride actually suppressed my appetite, so I’m skipping dinner and staying home. I’ll eat a hearty breakfast in the morning. It also feels good to make the right dietary decision. I need to do that more often.
I couldn’t sleep due to phlegm. I got hungry so I cooked some white rice. Still being good, and going to try to sleep again.