The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.
You may not believe this, or you may scoff at its impossibility, or shake your head at this inconceivable notion… But, just like an old country western song, even bike racers get the blues every now and then.
Sometimes it becomes like a job, and you have to mash your way through it. However, even during these times, we try not to mash, and try to keep the pedals light, but this is not always the case. It becomes a grind. Recently, I did learn that not only the training can become a grind, but the resting can as well.
While resting off the bike the last little while, I was forced to figure out what “normal” people do. Do they take yoga? Do they hydrate throughout the day and look for excuses to put their feet up? Is it always work, or is it sometimes a little fun? How can you sleep at night with all that pent up energy? Do you go shopping for non-carbed foods? Do you go shopping for new denim, perhaps?
The idea Kat came up with is that “normal” people can go shopping with their real money from their real job. Ha. This could be true.
By the end of the “forced rest” period, my leash was released and I was able to escape back into my “office”. Hwy1 never looked so good. What can I say, it was a good day at the office.
The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. I may not have a new pair of jeans, but I have a good job. It’s good to be back.