Ok, what kind of addiction is this?
I am both working and have been back in school as well, and did very little cycling over the last school year. With the summer off, I'm trying to get back into really good shape - cycling, some weights/core strength, very good diet - and am strategizing for keeping the bike in the mix during my next (and final) year in school. Everything is going really well - putting in lots of miles, eating well, gaining muscle, losing fat, etc.
However, the thing that I can't shake is the beer craving. I've cut back to drinking a 6-er once a week for a long while, but even that messes me up. I'm not a 20 yr. old anymore, and I don't want to hit the bike the next morning after a beer night, and I eat like a racehorse the next day to boot. What is the deal? I mean, I'm obviously not physically addicted at this level of consumption, but I'm surprised that the psych effect is this strong...especially considering how serious I am about this summer.
I am determined to be focused on fitness, but damn that bubbly stuff!