I've gotten several wonderful and encouraging comments lately about my training for the century. Thanks everyone!
So in light of the fantasticness of everyone who actually reads my blog, I just wanted to put it out there that I mean no disrespect to anyone when I say something like "I only rode 18 miles today." I give myself permission to use "only" when referring to what would otherwise be a lot of miles simply because I keep looking ahead to the day (which is fast approaching!) when I will have to ride 105 miles. On that day, when my legs feel like jello-filled sausages (to borrow from Lunicyle), I will wish I was riding "only" 18 miles!
I really believe that whatever distance you ride, the important thing is that you get out there and that you have fun!
Woo hoo! Let's ride!