I am sick! I hate being sick, it literally is the worst. My nose is runny, I have a dry cough, my head is all woozy. I still rode my bike today, but that took a lot out of me. You see we made a New Years goal and it is to ride 5000 miles. 365 days, 5000 miles, it averages to about 14 miles a day, 96 miles a week. Give or take a few miles here and there.
The thing about goals is you always want to make them achievable. When we set this one it seemed achievable at first. Maybe it was the champagne running through my body after the midnight toast. Then January 1st happened, and I did not feel too good, so I did not ride my bike. I woke up today and again did not feel so good, but I did ride. So far this new year I am 9 miles in. Is that a good thing? Well yes, there are still 363 days left of the year and I only have 4991 miles to go. When I woke up this morning I thought.
“5000 is a lot, maybe we should cut it down”
After my ride this afternoon I have a new perspective, and new feelings. 5000 is just a goal. If I don’t hit 5000 it isn’t the end of the world. It will be a learning experience. I can use the information on how to adjust my lifestyle to fit this goal, or adjust the goal to better fit my lifestyle. A goal is something you set to achieve and after you have achieved it exceed it, and if you don’t make it, you learn from it. And then you evaluate, maybe extend the time on that goal, maybe set a new goal, and you keep moving forward. It reminds me of this great People Under the Stairs (The rap duo) song. It is called Yes I can and it is on the album 12 step program. YouTube it, after you listen to it you can check out the PUTS website.
It’s worth it, I think. I have been a fan for like 15 years now. One of my goals is to see them live in concert, living in the bay area I SHOULD be able to. 2018 goals: Ride 5000 miles and see PUTS in concert.
There ya have it folks. My 2018 New Years Goals…way better than a resolution.
Update: I rode again today, another 8 miles down so only 4983 miles to go! woo-hoo! Also I am feeling better, still on not 100%, but better.