Back to school week is a brutal one this year. I have been riding consistently all summer, but school changes all of that.
My daughter (Senior in high school) has been fighting with two states for her driver's license, but next week we should have that cleared up. Until then, I work nights and come home at 2:00 a.m., grab a couple hours of sleep, wake up at 5:00 to get the school day going, drive her to school, then grab a couple more hours of sleep. Get up around 10:00 to take care of my stuff, then pick her up around 2:00 p.m.
On top of all the lost sleep, my son is starting at Texas Tech this semester, and I'm going down to Lubbock Friday night/Saturday morning. That's after being up all day, working all night, then not being able to check in until 2:00 p.m. or so.
What a week.
I want to ride, I am jealous when I see others riding, but I feel like I'm losing my mojo. I'm so tired and the guilt is thick as I climb into my car instead of onto my bike to get to work. It feels like when I do get back on the bike that I'll have to start all over again. Slow climbs on hills, lungs burning, legs all flippy-floppy.
Help a fellow commuter out by letting me know I'm not the only one who is affected at this time of year.