Two weekends ago I officially kicked off my season of riding and other outdoor activities when the weather was almost like summer. Having lived in Michigan these many years, I should have known better . So, after doing my first long ride and having planned my next, last weekend we returned to winter with fury: several inches of wet snow falling all weekend with ferocious winds to boot! No problem to postpone my plans a bit -- par for the course in these parts. But then, after a cool but dry week, the forecast is for another cold, windy, and very wet weekend .
But, this Friday afternoon is the best weather of the week, partly sunny and in the mid-50s or better, so as far as I am concerned this is a legitimate excuse to take the afternoon off for that 30-mile ride that I have been thinking about for the last two weeks . As I see it, my employer will be better off in the long run, as I won't be spending another week moping around and thinking about my training schedule.
Should I feel guilty? (I think I know the answer from this group ).