Lifting Fogs

The bank fraud-induced fog of worry and fret that I’ve been walking around in for two weeks is finally starting to lift. Just in time, too, because I was really starting to lose it, AND I have a million things to do this week!

I’ll deal with this week when the shit comes, but as for the past week, there were more rage/sad hikes, followed by finally getting back out for a ride in the hot, humid morning air on Saturday morning.

The hikes were a way to stay semi-sane, as well as a way to fool around with some macro photography. They also helped me sort of maintain my weight loss goals; they didn’t help me lose any more weight, but the miles of walking in the woods did help limit the damages. And sometimes, that’s all you can ask for.

July was one of the best months of riding I’ve had in ages, so I was more than a little disappointed to be off the bike for 2 weeks in August, especially since I was seeing positive numbers on the scale and some modest increases in fitness.

Having said that, August has been HOT and humid here in mid-Michigan, and unless you get out first thing in the morning, the day is kinda fucked. Of course, some people love that shit. I do not love that shit, but I did manage to get my ass up and out the door by 8:30 AM, and that made Saturday’s ride much more bearable.

The ride wasn’t long at just 23 miles, but after being off the bike for two weeks, it felt damn good to be back. Sadly, I did not take many photos as I was concentrating on getting the ride in before the sun started to bake things up again.

The week ahead is filled with adulting, and time is going to be at a premium. Regardless of whether I get out to ride again soon, it’s nice to finally be able to (sort of) let go of the stress and worry of the past two weeks.


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