|Post ride cafe: all the more delicious when you can't really afford it.|
Having a training schedule puts at least one item on my list for the day that gives it some sort of structure. Having a race on the calendar gives a long term goal that gives my life at least some sort of meaning. If it weren't for cycling and running I don't think I'd be able to face the drudgery of unemployment or the repeated disappointments of "we're moving forward with other candidates" with half the candor that I've been able to. Still, unemployment sucks though.
Until next time, ride on.