Man, I've been so busy I can't even say. I got caught behind on training earlier this month at the same time Jim and I were pushing things pretty hard at work. I typically go out a few nights a week too but at 50 years old I have to reconcile that I just can't do it all and recover the way I should. It's always about balance, right? But often times balance is elusive.
But having said that, I think the more serious my goals are, or rather the more committed I am to achieving them, balance becomes a little bit easier because I 'try' to streamline things, lose distractions, eliminate the counter productive things that will derail my focus. "Try" is the operative though. But its the process that matters most, so I don't beat myself up anymore if I let my game face chill out a little bit.
The weather here is getting super cold. Yesterday it was 4 degrees and I blew off riding. This picture was taken 2 weeks ago by Keith Kelly. We rode for about 5 hours and the following Sunday put in a tough (for me)100 miler up through Wachusett, MA on what was likely the last 40 degree day we are going to see in a while.