Every once in a while here at the blog I break down the fourth wall and talk about what has been going on in my life without much of a topic. This generally happens when life becomes hectic or I don’t have a particular topic for the weekly post. This week it is really a combination of the two. There have been some large changes going on as well as having to take a break from any type of fitness or cycling activities. Combining the two has caused me to lack any type of cohesive topic, so it’s a random catch-all kind of update this week, with the added bonus of being posted late! Some weeks it all comes together. This isn’t one of those weeks.
It’s been a very busy and slightly rough two weeks since the end of the Five Boro Tour. I was fighting a cold in the week leading up to the Tour and I thought I finally beat it. It came crashing back by the evening after the ride when my wife and son were sick and I felt like I had been hit by a truck somewhere along the route. I managed to bounce back a little the next day but by mid-week I was full on sick again. It was just a typical cold, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, aches and pains kind of thing. A little Dayquil and I was fixed up. The only problem is that I couldn’t shake it. I felt better on Mother’s Day, but quickly faded again by Monday. A quick trip to my doctor revealed sinus and throat infections. I have been on antibiotics for almost a week now and I am hoping that I finally kick this soon. I have been able to function, but mostly in a haze.
I have also been in the process of changing jobs. I love my current job but I was offered a very challenging but amazing opportunity with a former company. This has caused a fair amount of stress with the change, but I am also very excited to get to work in my new role. It has made finding a topic a little rougher in that there is a lot that I might want to write about, but in an effort to be as respectful as possible to both companies I chose to skip any topics that might bring in my professional life. Believe me, I have nothing negative to say, but I would hate to write anything that might be misconstrued by anyone at either company.
Add together extra meetings (a very good thing) and being sick (not as good) and my time on the bike or out running has been nonexistent. This is the final nail in the coffin for any real inspiration for a new topic. I tend to find my inspiration while I am training. Mostly I tend to distract myself from watching the seconds tick away in each interval by playing with new ideas for the blog. It is always a great time to get my head back on straight and to really work through ideas. Time that I haven’t gotten in a couple of weeks. Last week was covered by the Tour Report. This week I am severely lacking.
To end on a high note, Bike New York featured my Tour wrap up on their Facebook page! It created the best three day hit total for the blog. Hopefully this week’s weak update doesn’t drive anyone new away!
Either way, thanks for checking in and I’ll see you next week!