Biked Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday...
I could have made it today.
If I slap my leg, no amount of concentration will prevent the instantaneous complete loss of focus. I can't keep my brain from resetting. The muscle is extremely sore. Probably from me powering around like I'm some kind of seasoned mountain biker blowing by a pathetically easy commute on smooth road.
I really could have made it in today; I just didn't want to deal with it.
I didn't want to deal with the strain, with the soreness, with the very much trivially doable task of getting my bike from my apartment to my job. I wouldn't be able to walk up the stairs without lots and lots of pain and burning in my legs, but it wouldn't be insurmountable to pull it off, nor a major shock.
Still, I'm sore, and while I could, I just decided to drive the car today. If I was well-rested, recovered, running on fully prepared muscles with no soreness or stiffness, I'd have gone for it, sure. I just didn't want to put in the extra effort to do another day on these failing fibers and ligaments. My body is already sore all over, I really just want to lay in bed, or do some yoga.
Does this happen a lot?