Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Excuses and Rockets

I was never a good student. I was a bit of a procrastinator. I put things off and then crammed in the end. Now its time for me to cram but I am having issues as to how. I got to ride in AZ next month and need to get my but in gear. I just don't know how.

I went against all my better judgement and went back to the gym to inquire about a membership. First of all, I hate gyms. Second they wanted 400$ for a yearly membership. I would be willing to pay that if I planned to use it all year but I only need somewhere to go until it is 30 degrees and have an hours worth of light out after work. So 400$ for 2 months max is not going to work. I had a brief thought to try running again but who am I fooling, I hate running and what is that going to do for my cycling legs. I could get a trainer but Amy and I share a 1 bedroom apartment. There is no room and if I do get a chance to ride outside I cant bring a slush muddy bike in our living room when I cant go outside. That might even work but I have two more excuses, I don't have a way to wash my bike and I hate riding the trainer. The only thing I can think of is to buy a shiny new road bike and keep that one inside and use my old one as my beater/ outside bike. That would be a good option but that is a really irresponsible option at this time. So I am out of excuses and options.

I will stop whining and leave you with a funny story so you don't regret stopping by.

Last night Amy and I were having a Crystal Light chugging contest. I was going "chug, chug, chug..." and I made her laugh so hard she shot raspberry crystal light out her nose. So much so that she had to keep blowing her nose to get it all out, and when she was done her Kleenex was pink.

Thanks for stopping by.

7 comments:

ronko said...

Buy a beater and chain it up outside. No need to wash it. Word!

andyH. said...

is there a snap fitness around you? they do month to month plans that are pretty reasonable ($30 or 40/month).

ScootsOnMoots said...

you're going about the justification process all wrong. in actuality, a bike permanently attached to a trainer in any part of an apartment can be touted as a clothes drying rack. just tell her you got something for doing laundry.

Steve said...

Crystal Light!? If there's something I'd never but together with you and a chugging contest, it would be Crystal Light.

Can't disagree with Scoots. I'm looking at a couple of thousand dollars worth of drying racks right now. Granted they have seen some other use as of late, but that's the minority not the majority.

andyH. said...

not riding the trainer is the new riding the trainer.

Josh B said...

The justification process wont work... the laundry service comes with the wedding dress.

ScootsOnMoots said...

that's where you totally botched the plan. i know it was tough though, with her being so dang adorable and all. you just need to find out what it is she really wants and then find a way to make her believe a bike next to the bed is that thing. good luck.