When I took up cycling last summer, I had no idea if I'd like it. But I did. It was the most fun thing I could do which was actually good for me.
As time went on, I was able to increase my mileage more and more, and I really liked achieving particular mileage, um, milestones. So much so that I committed to two goals: more and more mileage and always having fun. And I have had fun on every ride -- even the ones that weren't any fun. (I know you know what I mean.)
But the other day I discovered something by accident -- I could hammer up a hill that had previously been to challenging. And now I want to get better at hills. (I am almost shocked to hear myself say that, to be honest).
But all my eggs are in the long-distance basket. I'm concerned that by taking days to work on hills I'll be putting my mileage targets in jeopardy. I can only put so many hours in the saddle, after all. So how do I reframe my thinking?
If you're curious, my goal is 3,000 miles in 2006. That's my basket, the miles are my eggs. I'm at 254 miles so far (would have been more if I hadn't been such a quitter the other day trying for a metric century -- J/K!!!).