It's been several nights of being underslept at Rancho Bikelovejones, the result of the warm pile of stress that I've been sitting in for awhile. If this were a movie I'd call it Life In The Time Of Recession. Sometimes the stress of worry just piles up and gets to me. When that happens I sleep poorly and tend to under-rest where my bicycling is concerned. The tell-tale sign is when I make plans to do something very bicycle-specific, and as the day goes on I find that I am NOT looking forward to riding my bicycle in the bicycle-specific activity. In fact, I get downright anxious and reluctant about riding at all.
NOT wanting to ride my bike when the opportunity arises is a bad sign and means that I am officially too tired to deal.
Tonight is the first of three 'cross clinics I paid in advance for. 10 bucks a clinic, or 25 for the series of three. I sent in my payment and waiver and was all geared up to go tonight after work. But the accumulation of stress and poor sleep caught up to me, and by 3 pm I knew I wasn't going to make it out to Alpenrose. I'll still leave early, but I'm going straight home to my Sweetie for some quiet time, and hopefully a better night's sleep.