I spoke of the bashing I took yesterday, from a guy who I have never met, about me wanting to race with the Masters instead of the Cat 4/5’s.
After my reply to him, about this being a year of accomplishment, and how I felt racing with the masters was important personal goal for me. I did apologize if it appeared that I was thinking only of myself, but I wanted to end the season on a positive note, and felt by doing so, I would be more motivated during the off season. I also told him that I would consider changing my mind.
He replied back..”There will be no undue pressure from me to you to suffer for the team.
Geez, I dont even know this guy, and I’m getting an attitude. He saying he want a win, not for himself, but for the team. Yeah, right.
Despite the beautiful day, I decided to take the day off. I didnt sleep well last night, and I have come to the conclusion that the day after hockey will be a day off for me
Legs were kind of trashed, which for me, is a good thing. Weather was iffy, meaning it looked like it might be wet. So I left work early and hit the drop in.
Again, considering that I’m sill in an adjustment phase, I was pleased with the way I played.
I have to admit, I somewhat ticked at a member of my cycling team. He has not raced once this season ( ok..so who am I to talk) and he is subtly bashing me for not wanting to race with the 4s and 5s and race with the Masters in the last road race of the season. He said he wanted a win, not necessarily for himself, but for the team. The whole email read like it was all about him.
I replied back to the whole team stating this was a year of accomplishment for me, and I felt it was best for me to race with the masters
Just cant get away from egos
I will be back on the ice playing in Sunday D league starting next week. I do need to hit more drop ins in the meantime. Also, I need to make sure that once the session starts, I will play ONLY one night a week. And remember that I’m a cyclist first and foremost. I cant neglect what has improved my life so much.
We are back to more seasonable weather. I did get out over the weekend, and both rides were mediocre. I could tell that I had missed too many days last week.
However, Ive had two really good days this week. Twenty file hard miles each day
I was getting my bike and gear ready to take with me so I could get a ride in. Then I saw the forecast that reminded me today is going to be even worse. Maybe I can get out early tomorrow.
I was talking to my sister in Dallas yesterday. She was laughing at how not used to this weather I am. She’s right. But at least its only a temporary thing here. It really reminds me of why I dont miss Texas.
I actually felt pretty good this morning, and wasnt near as still as I expected to be.
There is a race here in New Albany this weekend. I had considered racing, but we have out of town guests coming in, so I bagged it. And the lack of riding this week has hurt me. I’m going to have to start riding the trainer if I cant get on the road. I did order rollers this week, and they were free. I had Team Performance points burning a hole in my pocket.
Considering my limited bike time this week, I should have gone out. But it was so frigging miserable this morning, so go figure what it would be like this afternoon. At 1PM the heat index was 101. I figured it wasnt worth it, and decided to go to the drop in instead. I figure if I had to deal with the humidity and dew point I might as well do it on a ice rink where it was 40 degrees cooler. I was wringing wet with sweat at 10AM, just getting my gear together.
There were three goalies today, which is a good thing. Did give me a chance to take a breather. I did feel much more comfortable, and I played much better as well. In fact, I feel like I played better than I would have 6 months ago. Today, I think we actually had better shooters. which was good as well. My positioning was much better, may better than it was prior to the layoff. And I made some really good saves. In fact, one hot shot kid had a hell of a time getting one past me.
Came out beat but satisfied. I’m still undecided about taking the team on Sunday
I woke up this morning and crawled out of bed! I wasnt really suprised.
What did I say about not playing league play again? I’ve been contacted to play on Sunday nights. I havent made my decision yet. The only reservation I have is the late night games. And if I do.. I better get some ice time.
I finally got out for a ride today. It was an easy one, and I felt better than I expected. Early morning storms made way for clear skies and heat indexed over 100, with temps in the upper 80’s. Thats how hot and humid it was, and tomorrow is only going to be worse.