Me, August was not a success on most fronts. I added 134 miles to my total via 11 days of riding. Not even close to where I wanted to be for the month. Weight wise, I actually gained weight. A vacation plus lack of riding will do that to a person. I ended the month at 209, up from last months 205 and a low of 204 at the start of the month. This must change! My total for the year is 1932.56. So I'm just 68 miles short of my annual goal of 2000 miles.
I will say that even with these issues with my personal goal, this month has been highly successful in my life. August was the single biggest month in life events for my 4 year old. She learned to ride her bike w/o training wheels, learned to swim, and has hit the point where she' pushing herself to try things that scare her but are things she wants to do like use the fire pole at the playground and climb to the very top of the 30 foot high burger King playground. Anyway, I'm very proud of what she's done., and I can't wait for the funds to get here to purchase the tag-a-long bike so we can ride together.
My one other goal is to ride 3 centuries (100 mile type) this year. I did the first in July, and have trouble figuring out what to do next after missing the date for signing up for the Civil War Century. So I signed up (still need to send the check) for a 200k ride on October 18th. Hopefully this will give me the motivation to get back out there and put in the miles.
I lost some of the joy of riding in August. It was tied to the fact that it looked like I wasn't going to have a car and would have to ride my commute. For some reason, when I don't have a choice in an activity I loose my drive for it. Hopefully I can get it going again.
So how was your August?