Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Clockwork Merry

funny puns - A Clockwork Orange

Quote du jour: What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.- Collette

The plus side of keeping track of mileage on the sidebar, sad are the numbers are, is that it gives me something to aim for. I've decided my goal for May is to cycle 80 miles, i.e. I want to cycle to work and back and somehow throw in an extra mile along the way.

There. I've got a goal, posted it for all the world to see. Now everything should go like clockwork. Presuming something untoward doesn't come up.

Since I'm familiar with all the reasons why I don't always cycle to work, I've lined up a list of excuses and ways to deal with them ahead of time:
  • Don't wanna. Tough. You've publicly stated you're going to do this, so deal with it. There. Dealt with the worst excuse up front.

  • I'll be late for work. Then you'll have to stay late to catch up. Since you've been staying late anyway, you should be used to it.

  • I don't have anything to wear. As luck would have it, you've got an emergency outfit at work already.

  • I hafta read/reply to all these emails! People will be hurt! Really? Any true friend would understand that you need to get up and cycle.

  • Um... give me a minute. I'll think of something. Great! Think about it while pedaling.

Exercise du jour: 21 miles cycling.
Done! Finally. Got soaked to the skin this morning, so cheated and took the Max in part-way. Made up a few miles at lunch -- it was actually sunny, and I had to take off my jacket! Then back home, racing the thunder clouds. Feels good to have accomplished something.


messymimi said...

Yes, we understand that you have to take care of you first.

Enjoy the biking!

C said...

You can do it, Merry!

Shelley said...

Wait - 21 miles of cycling today??? WOW!

The Merry said...

Thank you, Shelley! That makes me feel good. Actually, it was three rides: morning, noon, and night. But the total added up to 21.

The Merry said...

Thank you, Xenia! And I appreciate your understanding, MessyM. If I'd stopped to read blogs this morning, I'd never have gotten it done.

Spilling Ink said...

Woohoo! Well done!

I've not been on my bike for days and I'm dying to get back on it. I sometimes use excuses too :P~