Tomorrow I finally go back into the working-class lifestyle I have taken almost a month off from. My feelings could be swayed in either direction on this topic. Everyone (myself included) loves their time off, but at the same time I feel a small void in my life. I feel a sense that I should be working, and that I should be more financially productive with my time. I have had to dig pretty deep into my savings to stay afloat for this time off Iv’e had.
Without getting too down on myself this morning, to brighten the mood, I have had an amazing time off, and a very fun weekend with my friends. Since it is still summer & school does not begin for another month or so, I feel like I can still balance work, and going out with friends and loved ones. This weekend was spent in the saddle, and catching up with friends over drinks.
- Saturday’s ride: http://app.strava.com/rides/14075356
- Sunday’s ride: http://app.strava.com/rides/14165094
With today being my last work vacation day, I want to spend it doing the thing I enjoy the most. I’m going to ride in about a hour, then were having a beach date for the afternoon to evening hours. This should be a lot of fun. Now that this year’s Tour de France is over, I can adjust back to my normal schedule where I don’t have to wake up at 5am, watch a stage, then go out in the heat to ride. I have been feeling very refreshed these passed weeks. One thing I noticed with my friends is that they never got enough sleep. No one really gets over six hours of sleep, which in my case (me taking naps and getting 8-10 hours of sleep) sounded a bit depressing. I have realized that sleep is just as effective to your body as coffee is, if not better in the long run. I hope that I can keep some type of normal sleep schedule when I go back to work.
I am going to try and take plenty of photos for today’s plans and keep this up-to-date. I also find myself wanting to add categories to this, and this might change the schedule in which I add content. I recently have been having strange dreams that I have never had before. I have been pretty good at taking notes on them as soon as I wake up & expanding on said notes in later entries. I feel like this deserves a separate category & will probably be updated as needed.
That about does it right now for me. Time to get ready to hit the road, then hit the beach (maybe with a nap in between.) The beach weather has been hit-or-miss, so lets hope that it isn’t too ugly outside.