Kind of a wacky month, and during the last week, the impetus to ride piffled out like air from a balloon with a pinhole leak. Ahhh well, mostly for good reasons - birthdays (two - my wife’s and mine) - a couple of studio recording sessions, some high-value voice classes/get-togethers, engineering, yoga and random work hectic-ness.
The happy-dance news was that my annual total mileage notched over 3,000 miles. Not an overwhelming number, but it seemed rather “milestone-ish.” Got there on a relatively meager 268 miles on 14 riding days. The riding seemed to come in fits and starts this month - went well in the first week, wrapping up a ride-per-day string that started on August 29th and continued through September 6th. Then almost nothing but short errand hops for a week and a half. Longest ride was a mixed-terrain ride of about 50 miles, then after the great crank snapping, I woke up feeling more tired than I should have and decided to underdo things (like, do nothing) for the last week of the month.
Stayed steady with yogo, with 8 sessions. No running. Gino’s gonna skitter away from me in Fairfax in - wholly crud! - 2 weeks, and there’s no way in heck that I’m going to try McLaren Park this weekend. Nope. 5 or 6 times up that pitch and I’d be coughing up lung… As Bill Murray once astutely explained in Stripes, “….I’m pacing myself.”
2009 Bikey Miles So Far - 3001