Well, folks, it has been one of those days. You know what kind of days I mean? The ones where you just don’t care to do anything, nothing goes “as planned”, etc. etc.
Yep, today was one of ’em. Woke up, tended to my doggie duties, organized, did some nothing, ate, did more nothing. Then what I thought was going to be great and get me really motivated turned out to be the exact opposite.
I decided to go for a somewhat long ride today. 20 miles was the goal in sight, and yes, I did complete the mileage. But with a lot of distractions along the way.
Usually, riding helps me clear my mind. I forget about what’s in my head and focus on the ride. I usually break each ride down into smaller increments to make the time pass, and I also usually repeat “work that uphill” goofily in my head to make the hills seem less ridiculous. Yes, that may seem silly, but I also use that mantra while running up hills as well.
Today’s ride was anything but refreshing. I mean, yes, I feel accomplished and sweaty, but my mind was racing the whole time. To make matters worse, I had 3 phone calls throughout the trip. I always make sure I have my phone in a little pouch around my waist because I ride alone. It was vibrating the whole time. The third time, I thought something bad had to have happened, so I got my phone out to see who it was. All three calls were from SubFinder, the system the local school district uses to requests subs. Grrr talk about annoying!
About 15 miles into the ride, I got stopped by a little old lady who needed help picking up her garbage can. I could have flown right past her, but I stopped like the good little girl I am. I should have felt good about the whole thing, but I guess I was being selfish and it only made me more frustrated with the ride. I did ask her if she needed me to drag it back to her house for her, but she declined. At least I got my brownie points with the elderly! 🙂
I did the last five miles (well, I had to in order to get back). My nose was running the entire time, though! Luckily, I had a few happy faces greeting me to boost my mood.
And a great dinner!
Now, I am going to take the part of the day that has already occurred and throw it behind me. It’s time to shower and enjoy the company of friends I haven’t seen all summer. All three of those should make me a bit happier! 🙂
How is everyone enjoying their day?
Any good stories from you?
Anyone else help the elderly today?