Thursday, May 28, 2009

No dis

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!


  1. Great blog, Missy! Even though a century is not in my immediate future, I can relate to much of what you've written ... especially the simple fun of bicycling. I added your site to the blogroll of my own blog and included mention of "Cyclin' Missy" in my May 27 post. Again, great job and good luck with your century!

  2. To feel better about riding 18 miles, while not alienating others you could always take the cue from the "metric century" shop. 18 miles translates to 31,680 yards or 95,040 ft or even 1,140,480 inches. Over one million of something, now that sounds impressive and entirely sad at the same time!