It's been over two weeks since I've posted. I've had stuff to write about (im the 2013 Street Cred champion! First race of 2013 at Spring Fling) but no time to do it.
What's got me stressed?
X and i are trying to buy a house.
I don't know much about this but apparently it was a buyers market for a while, but now, all the sudden, it's a sellers market. We've been out bid twice and each time the home went for $10,000 to $20,000 over asking. And these houses (the good ones at least) are selling within one to two days of going on the market. So for the past 6 weeks I've been like a doctor always on call and rushing off to see houses before someone else gets claims them.
It's fun to imagine owning a home. to imagine how your going to set it up. to imagine the extra space. to imagine being settled and starting a family. but it's not fun to run all over town to find this magical home.
All of this is really testing my will to ride. this past week i was aiming for 9 to 10 hours and got 5.5, but that was particularly bad. X and i went out Friday and Saturday and we're getting two old for back to back nights like that. but when life is stressful you need to go burn off steam, then after that you're too hungover and tired to ride, that's how it happens. i've been training seriously for about 9 weeks now and i've averaged 7.5 hours a week. that's about three hours less than i hoped for. That 7.5 number is about what i always average and for a married guy who works 40 hours a week i think it's pretty good, but i came into this year really motivated. I felt like i finally understood what it would take to raise my game. unfortunately real life strikes again so im trying to stay positive and pedal when i can. I did start training earlier than normal so that should help. I really want to reach (as in earn it) cat 3 on the road.
Warmer spring weather and more sunlight should be a boost.
Hopefully the same goes for X. She may have actually forgotten how to ride a bike.
I had to write this winy post in order to get it out of my system. This blog can be therapeutic. expressing my feelings.
p.s. i will be posting about my street cred victory. I dominated that S*it!!!