Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Post-Rockies-Partum Depression?

Ok, so I'm not depressed, but I have noticed that I'm not terribly motivated to train these days. I've been racing well and have a bit of a winning streak going, but racing is the only thing that seems to get me fired up...

Take today...I'm trying to decide where to ride tomorrow. I am FINALLY blessed with a full-time work schedule that gives me Wednesday mornings and afternoons off to go ride and I can't think of a single place I want to go. Actually, no, that's not true..I want to go somewhere with breathtaking vistas, 100 foot tall waterfalls, 72 degrees with a nice breeze, no thorns, no yellowjackets, and not somewhere I've already ridden...ugh...does such a place even exist? Have I been spoiled so much by TR that I just can't be excited by the southeast's landscape? I'm tired of the same 'ol, same 'ol, but at the same time loathe the idea of having to spend $50+ on gas to drive somewhere new. Woe is me...

I've also gone from a perky morning person to a can't-drag-myself-out-of-bed-lazy bum. Chris and I have traded bodies I think...he used to sleep in while I was off to work by 6 am...Now the tables have turned and being able to work from home, coupled with not much going on at work has ruined me and made me fairly lazy.

I'm hoping the cooler temps that are rolling in will snap me out of this funk!

3 comments:

Lorna said...

I know how you feel, sort of. I diagnosed myself with PPQD, Post Primal Quest Depression, a few years ago. Of course that was in large part due to the collosal disappointment.

Carey Lowery said...

Yeah, I am feeling it too. That's why I have a few races I am doing before the winter blues sets in.

Neal said...

Lorna...I know that feeling too...its a common for Expedition racers :)

Lisa...hmmm..."I want to go somewhere with breathtaking vistas, 100 foot tall waterfalls, 72 degrees with a nice breeze, no thorns, no yellowjackets, and not somewhere I've already ridden...ugh...does such a place even exist?"

Sounds like my new backyard :) AGAIN....come on over!

Cheers,
Neal