My last birthday was in $EARLY_MONTH_OF_THE_YEAR. During the party,
I gathered all of my biking
-addicted friends together, raised
my drink, and promised them "A century ride by this time next
year." A 'century ride,' by the way, is a 100 $UNIT_OF_DISTANCE
bicycle ride (miles or kilometers), usually accomplished in a short
period of time. Short time = a few hours ... not a few days.
At one point during the evening I specified that $UNIT_OF_DISTANCE
(Thinking back to how badly I did on my most recent distance
Yheeeez, I have a *LOT* of training to do. And (as of July 08) half
a year to do it in. Must stop procrastinating.
(Edit - December 08)
Nope. Not going to happen by $EARLY_MONTH_OF_THE_YEAR. Used too
many excuses filed in "why khan-fused didn't train" ... (Too much
homework in the evening classes ...too much overtime work ... sheer
fragging laziness ...) Wonder if I can edit the goal to say DURING
the target year instead of BY the target year.
Yes, there IS a lot more going on with my life. A lot of it
involves employment. Some of it involves taking evening classes in
order to improve my employment. But trust me, there's only so far
you can take the "Here I was editing this proposal to a state
agency" story at a cocktail party before your audience commits
seppuku with cocktail stirrers just to fight off their boredom. I
imagine tales of computer networking theory and Cisco router
administration would have the same result.
Instead, I write about century ride
that I really should get back to, and irish pennywhistle
that I need to start, and how I've gone back into aikido
training, and how I need to
metaphorically bash myself in the head to break this friggin
. Or maybe physically bash myself in the head.