I love the first day of the month. It always feels like a fresh start, or clean slate. Any goals that I haven’t yet reached, or better yet started, can be reignited and begun again with gusto. Today’s restart began with a morning run. My second of the year. And by year I mean since last spring and not January 1st. My first run of the year was just last weekend so I feel I’m off to a good start. Baby steps, right?
The real restart however was bringing my urban bike (sort of a race bike but with flat bars instead of those curly-q bars) up from the basement along with our trainer. The trainer allows me to set up my bike indoors so that I can essentially ride “in place,” and thus, start my training for the 100 kilometer bike race I signed up for: the Tjejvättern. I signs up for this craziness along with four of my girlfriends, one of whom planted the idea in our heads a couple of months ago.
Am I completely crazy? Or can I, in my right mind, call it adventurous? I’m hoping for the later and especially since the farthest I’ve ever ridden my bike at one time was around 60 kilometers. The good part about it, as a couple of friends have wisely pointed out, is having a fitness goal to inspire and motivate me. And participating in it with friends ensures instant training partners, and lots of fun, right?
I’ll get back to you on my progress. And no, unfortunately, this is not an April Fool’s prank. Somehow I completely missed being an April fool, and making someone else an April fool this year. It’s sort of refreshing actually.
But I have to ask, were you an April fool?