Photo: Liz Kreutz – The Paceline
This year started with a rush and by the end of April I was feeling drained. When we make an issue of ROAD there is all this build up to get it done. Then suddenly it’s over and we have another deadline. I feel like Sisyphus. No sooner do we roll the boulder that is ROAD Magazine to the top, it rolls back down again.
We put our Tour de Georgia issue to bed last Monday and we have some breathing room till the next issue. So last week I decided to cram in as much riding as I could. So as I sit here on Sunday, I have trained for 16 hours this past week and my legs feel like they are pieces of wood. I can’t remember when I did that before. It was probably before I had this job at ROAD. But just in case my publisher thinks I completely slacked off, I did conduct a few interviews, as well as make arrangements for others for the upcoming week, so I don’t feel too guilty. But this easy work week was necessary for me. I didn’t feel motivated and my thoughts and ideas were all jumbled. By training as hard as I did this week it feels like I did a ‘control, alt, delete’ on myself. All the crap that was floating around in my head is gone and I feel motivated again for the next issue. Also, I’m only doing a little bit of traveling this month, and the trips are going to be a nice combination of work and pleasure. As I get closer to leaving I’ll talk more about them. Tim and I will continue to do some video blogging and I’ll try to get back in the habit of blogging on this site too. Hell, next weekend I’ll probably even race…
Shooting at the Mallorca Challenge, Spain (January)
Photo: Sean Sullivan – Mavic