Even after closing my dating site account, I’ve been fixated on relationships. It’s not been healthy for me. It’s time to move on. I need to enjoy the good points of being single.
Another issue is bike riding. I haven’t been doing much. I’m also mostly limited to the recumbent due to neck pain.
I spent a lot of money building up the rSogn for long rides, but now I can’t ride it on anything other than a short ride. I’m sticking to the rule that I won’t buy a new bike in 2013. I also won’t sell any existing bikes. Unless my neck improves, I’ll mostly be riding the recumbent. I may end up putting some bikes up for sale in 2014. Then I could expand the recumbent fleet.
I’ve had one ride this year where I felt strong. I felt like a cyclist. Other than that, even my longer rides feel slow and plodding. Slow and plodding is fine for going to work or the grocery store, but I want to do more than that. That means I need to train.
I put off training once before because I was having knee pain on the recumbent. I’ve solved that issue. I adjusted the seat. A recumbent has a seat that slides forward and back – similar to the seat in a car. Unlike a regular bicycle saddle, gaining or losing weight can quickly affect proper saddle position. My weight gain meant my seat needed to be moved back. Since moving it, I’ve had less knee pain.
I’ve also mentioned that the recumbent needs some work. I keep putting it off. I need to get around to doing it. It could also use a few upgrades.