I’m proud if this one. Just doing it made me feel like I’d accomplished something since this was the kind of day that would normally make me skip my workout. I never got my second wind, but like Tex Cobb said: When I get tired, I just fight tired.

I’m proud if this one. Just doing it made me feel like I’d accomplished something since this was the kind of day that would normally make me skip my workout. I never got my second wind, but like Tex Cobb said: When I get tired, I just fight tired.

Bad start to the day

I woke up this morning and realized I’ve got a week of vacation time left and I need to take it this month. Like in the next two weeks because November and December get too busy to take time off. I also realized I’m totally unprepared to get enough work done ahead of time to be off in the next couple of weeks.

While I was laying there going over this, I totally forgot to get out of bed until my last minute “You are now officially late” alarm went off.

So, I missed my morning workout and blew about three other items on my list of good habits for the morning and somehow I managed to gain two pounds last yesterday.

I am officially starting the day in a deep hole of depression and hopelessness.

On the bright side, I’m going to feel great tonight once I’ve dug myself out of the hole and figured out how to fix everything. So … I’m not counting this as a loss yet.

As long as you’re still breathing, there’s time to turn things around.

Today’s update: Monday’s and Tuesday’s are my long days at work. I usually have meetings on Mondays and work a few hours late on Tuesday getting the paper ready for the press. Consequently, these are the nights I’m most likely to skip workouts.

Tonight, I didn’t skip. I haven’t done any research but I’m pretty sure this is a godawful pace for using a bike instead of running, but I hope to pick up the pace by the end of the year.

I started biking instead of walking last week when I realized that I’ve pretty much topped out on how fast I can walk in the space I have available.

I’d love to run and be a true Runner 5, but I don’t have a convenient place to do that. So, I’m hoping cycling will be what I need. What I need is a routine I can do that will let me push myself and improve. Faster, further, make those number climb. My walking pace and distance all more than doubled from January to October using ZR!. It’ll be interesting to see how much my cycling will improve from today’s stats as a pure novice to what they’ll be a year from now.