Tuesday, June 19, 2012

It's Been Far Too Long

I’m not sure where to begin. It’s been many months since my last update so here is the short version.

I rode my bike with Chris Horner for a second time. Got dropped on a climb and called him mean.

I rode my third Levi’s GranFondo. Even though I was signed up for the medio route, I stuck with the piccolo and worked at improving my time over the first two times. I was successful.

I started recovering from my severe depression that began in July/August and by December decided that I was going to buy a house. By mid-January I had started the house hunting. I quickly learned that navigating the paperwork and such of buying a home is a daunting task for anyone. As a person with a TBI, I felt at times like I was drowning. I couldn't have done it without the support of friends.

Also in mid-January I met a guy (whom I'll refer to as J) and we’ve been dating since. Things moved quickly which was, again, very overwhelming for me. It wasn’t long before we were shopping for road bikes in his size. J ended up buying one used from someone I know. It had to be shipped from Missouri and as a thank you gift to him for helping me move at the beginning of May, I had the beautiful Cannondale CAAD9 built up for him. We’ve only managed to get out and ride about three times though. He drops me every time. Someday, I'm going to just stop and see how long it takes him to realize I'm not behind him.

Being in a new-to-me home has been a completely rewarding and very scary experience. I’m quickly learning that there are a lot of things that can go wrong even with thorough inspections. Many repair people to wait for, delivery people to wait for, etc. It’s left little time for riding my bike, but when I’m on, I’m feeling good.

Wish I had more to say to everyone aside from asking you to hound me about riding my bike because I have three months to train for Levi’s GranFondo and I need to get off my sofa and in the saddle!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like its been a busy, but satisfying year so far for you. All new adventures in life are accompanied by frustrations, as I'm also finding out. But, that's all part of it and it's better than just doing nothing. I think the risks (and frustrations) are worth it and make life a lot more interesting! Onward!