Friday, June 22, 2012


I guess that I kind of had to expect it. that being that going back to working full time would mean a drastic reduction in free time. Guess I didn't really realize how much of a reduction that would mean. The past couple weeks we have consistently been eating dinner at 9PM only to head to bed at 10PM so as to be up and out the door by 6:30AM. Add to that no real reduction in riding and dang, my butt is dragging.

The biggest thing that I noticed in getting back to a desk job is that I'm crippled by said job. Sitting for 10 hours a day, day after day is hard on you, literally. I haven't had back issues in years and last week I finally broke down and saw a chiropractor. We don't realize what a toll this takes on us. I spent three months running around and doing lots of chores, basically standing all day and being active. I've got to say that I felt (physically) much better then than I do now having spent my third week back to a desk job.

The job itself is going well. I'm learning a ton of new stuff and struggling a bit with new and very different tools. I'm used to so pretty powerful tools that have a lot of functionality and am now using tools that are functionally less robust. It often seems like I'm speaking a different language, which in reality I am, which makes things mentally exhausting as well.

That's about it. Racing has been pretty darn lackluster, at least for me recently. I had a MTB race of despair where I flatted twice and destroyed two brand new tires, leaving me to walk out of the woods and DNF the race. I've had two back to back road races where I worked hard but results were fruitless. I've decided to stop racing with the club that we belong to and strike off solo. Really, there is no difference except that I had to buy some new clothing. I've been trying to put together a team kit design that Cathy and I have been working on all year. I'm yet to finish. The kids team fizzled out with injury and illness coupled with lack of discipline, motivation and desire. This was not just on my part.

On the up side, power numbers are up and I think that I'm on target for a good showing this fall. That is my hope anyhow and I'm clinging to it. We shall see. We are headed to Armand's wind tunnel tomorrow to get some aerodynamics work done. Pretty sure I'm going to come away hating my stupid TT bike just that much more.

Other than that, we're considering looking at a new vacation place in NH and I've been obsessing over bike parts, namely road wheels and power measuring options. Those are both ongoing.

1 comment:

Eiric said...

I read your blog entry about sitting at work, change your chair for a Swiss Ball and sit on it. You will work your core and relive any back pain. At school we use them to help kids with ADHD to focus as it takes some skill to sit on the ball. Let me know if it helps