|I want to ride my bicycle
||[Jun. 5th, 2011|05:17 pm]
Training for the Red Ribbon Ride hasn't been easy this year. We've had craptacular weather to deal with, including a delayed spring and summer, which has made riding a whole lot less than fun. I fully endorse all weather riding, and I have an immense amount of respect for year round commuters, but I don't have that level of commitment in me. Not since I left the U of M, at least. When I lived in the dorm, I would bicycle across campus in January. But the 11.5 miles to and from work, I won't bike if it's below 50 outside. Actually, that's not completely true. At the beginning of the season I was biking in that weather, with long pants, coat, gloves, hat, etc, but it's certainly not fun.|
About a week and a halfd ago, it started to hurt to swallow. I'm not sure what it was, but a strep trest came back negative. I'm waiting for other throat cultures to come back, tests that were wise to do based on my lifestyle, to put it delicately. But since I haven't gotten that phone call, I think I'm safe. So it's either just some sort of virus that needs to run its course, or it's allergies. I do have allergies, but they've always been relatively mild. This year, however, the pollen is a lot worse, so it's a satrong possibility that that's all it is. Not sure what I can do in that case. I did bike around the lake twice, plus go to the gym, with only a few pauses for hacking coughs.