Saturday, February 27, 2010

My Saturday Evening Post

I don't usually post on Saturdays, because I don't usually exercise on Saturdays, but yesterday was a semi-Fail.

Hey, everybody says "Listen to your body." Yesterday, the leg muscles were saying "rest me" quite clearly. So I didn't ride in. I walked an hour at lunch instead.

I excused this by promising that I would ride home Saturday instead. Yes, I had to work today. I rode partway in the morning, and promised that I would ride the whole way back.

Except... I ended up riding home at about 9 pm. After a few miles, I got to a sparsely populated section. The road started to feel very lonely, dark, and deserted. That's when I decided that Hugh would understand if I let him down just this once.

So... not sure if I get a star for riding 7 miles or not.

What do you think? (What would Hugh do?)


Amy - the gazelle said...

well, Hugh possibly still has his wolverine defense, so I think he would've kept going, but would've encouraged you to listen to your instincts & stay safe. :) That was definitely the right decision.

It is important to listen to your body, so good job on that, too! Happy weekend (hope you don't have to work tomorrow).

LMI said...

Absolutely you should get a gold star for listening to your body and your instincts. I'm sure Hugh would understand:-)

Roxie said...

Safety first, always.

Kyle said...

You did the right thing.

BCB said...

I hope you at least picked some parsley. Oh wait, you said sparsely. Never mind.

I'm honestly not sure what Hugh would do at 9:00 on a Saturday night. Doubt it would involve a bike.

What were you thinking? Don't do that again, okay? Take the bus. I've heard you completely lose all muscle tone once you're dead. Not to mention the ability to ride a bike. Can't have that.

zatemphi: what Hugh would have said, had he known you were riding your bike in a sketchy neighborhood, alone, at night

messymimi said...

You get a star.

You listened to your instincts, and took care of yourself. Sometimes that means forgoing the exercise for safety reasons.