If you recall earlier this month I talked about my plans with my friend Sami to bike this summer at least 1/2 times a week together and work our way up to a round trip ride to town from my house (probably about 30 miles). If not and you would like to read about it and our first ride together you can find it here.
It's now been over a week since our ride and I haven't gone again. I should have gone alone or asked my dad to go with me over the weekend but I didn't.
Sami and I were supposed to ride together again last Wednesday after I was done with work. Unfortunately I was coming down with a cold so I wasn't feeling well and decided to leave work 2 hours early that day. I cancelled our ride.
I should have ridden yesterday as I was feeling pretty good by then but I didn't.
I should ride tonight but as I mentioned in my last post (read it here) I have a lot of work to get done to finish up my speech class. And oh by the way it's all late so not getting it done tonight (if possible) is not an option.
So, what does this all mean? Tomorrow when Sami comes over to ride with me it's going to be hell because it's been over a week since I rode last. Maybe this will teach me a lesson about committing to riding consistently? ;) I can hope!
I'm not going to dwell on the fact that this past week hasn't gone as I thought it would. I am just going to look ahead and take each day as it comes and do what I can to prevent a repeat.
I still need to come up with some sort of plan for the summer. The first ride was 8.71 miles. I'm wondering if that was too much right away? Obviously Sami and I want to be able to safely ride 30 miles by the end of the summer. I've never come up with a "training" plan on my own before so I am at a complete loss of where to even begin.