2/16/11 Yep I waited 46 days into 2011 to get my first ride of the year in. I haven't even gotten out for a run since Jan 9!
Why you ask? My work mostly, & the attempt to see the family as much as I can on my very few days off in the last 30+ days. Its hard to justify going out for an hour or more to workout when you either are at work or asleep. Unfortunately this cycle of work, work, & more work has no immediate end insight. The night shift opposite me had one guy take a month leave of absence. The day he came back another guy on that shift quit. The coverage for that shift falls to me and another guy. Lots of 5 & 6 days in a row. Doesn't seem like much? Try working 12 hr night shifts & you'll have a change of heart. By the time I get to work & get home I've been gone almost 14 hrs. Doesn't leave much time for anything else.
I have been trying to compensate by doing my version of Crossfit... Workfit. Lots of stair walking, pull ups, dips, hefting around heavy crap at work. It seems to have worked because I didn't die riding yesterday.
With temps to be in the mid 60's there was no way I couldn't ride. Especially after last weeks -12.
F1B podcast to some Modest Mouse to get me home.