Skip to content

Finding Motivation Early in the Morning

by on January 3, 2013

The alarm rings at 4:45 am.

It is dark.

It is cold.

I’m tired.  I need sleep.

I don’t think I’ll ride.

I turn off the alarm, roll over, and my thoughts continue:

Those guys will miss you, and you’ll catch flack.

Mike B will hold you accountable.

It’s not that cold … wimp.

You will get behind in your miles.

You are in training for the Flèche.

If you don’t ride, you are restricted to 1400 calories today.

If you are going to lay here debating about whether or not to ride, you might as well get up and ride.

And so I climb out of bed, get ready to ride, and make it to the Rusty Bridge on time.

There are a total of 6 people out in the 23° F temperatures and we ride.  We ride fast for a little while.  We ride slow at times.  And at the end of the morning another 24 miles have been logged.  Conversations have happened.  Friendships have been tended.

But more important than the miles logged is that I’m glad I made the effort.

It makes no sense to ride only when I feel like it … because those times will become more frequent the more I miss a ride.

This Morning’s Ride: 24.1 miles
Month: 44.3 miles
2013: 44.3 miles
Total since 1/1/2010: 19,817.2 miles


From → Cycling

  1. Well said RevRider – you kicked me into gear with this post. All the better for it.

  2. ponderingpastor permalink

    Well done! I read your post.

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. Riding in a Heat Wave « Something for Pok

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: