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    Beauty Everywhere snowy's Avatar
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    I'm in a bad funk

    I'm in a bad funk. It sucks I can't seem to get myself out. Help me out my foo buddies.
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Go look at my pic in the How ugly are you thread... You'll feel better instantly

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    Poor snowy. I don't know what's going on, but I hope things get better soon.
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    Did somebody say FUNK?



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    play that funky music white boyyyyyyyyyy
    big hug snowy, you have good spirit, you'll snap out of it quicker then most!

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Nah... dis be da funk!


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    Thanks foosters. Stacey thats not a bad pic, I'm not photogentic (sp?) either.

    Here is my problem I'm just grouchy for really no reason. I guess the biggest reason is I feel like I'm just average. Average phyiscally, mentally, etc. Get what I am saying? But I notice it more when I'm biking. My bf races mountain bikes, and its very challegening for me at times. What makes it hard is when he'll go riding with people and tell me how good they are. He is not trying to be mean but he says it and I take offense to it. I just want to be good too and my fear gets the best of me.
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    "Do more, Be more" " Your better then you think you are"
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    You need some of this medicine, first a long bike ride. Go up north Boulder, Ft Collins, then come back for an afternoon of this!!


    Make a whole day of it, hope you are feeling better soon, or else we'll all tickle you 'till you pee!
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    snowy, the thing is - we're all average. Errrrr, I mean, we're all SPECIAL and different, just like everyone else! Or something. . .

    Whatever it is that's bothering you, keep in mind that there are certainly things you're really good at. And if other people are better at biking, so what - chances are, you're better than all of them at something else. As long as you're enjoying your biking (and I know you are based on your other posts here), that's all that matters.

    I used to get really, really tied up in a lot of "hobby" type things about whether or not I was better than other people in to that same thing, or wether or not I had better "stuff" than them to do the hobby with. I soon realized that, often, the people that are best or have the best stuff are usually either a) just plain gifted, or b) making a TON of sacrifices elsewhere in their lives.

    In case A, I'm trying my best to just be happy for those people. Sooner or later, I'll find my own case A. In case B, I have to realize that I'm just plain not willing to make those sacrifices. Sure, Joe Schmoe might be faster than me on a bike, but I don't spend 40 hours a week training like he does - that time is way too valuable to me, and I'd rather spend it somewhere else.

    It's all about a balance, I guess.
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    I know that I'm terribly average and probably below average is some things. I try to push myself to be a little faster, a little better, small personal victories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowy
    Thanks foosters. Stacey thats not a bad pic, I'm not photogentic (sp?) either.

    Here is my problem I'm just grouchy for really no reason. I guess the biggest reason is I feel like I'm just average. Average phyiscally, mentally, etc. Get what I am saying? But I notice it more when I'm biking. My bf races mountain bikes, and its very challegening for me at times. What makes it hard is when he'll go riding with people and tell me how good they are. He is not trying to be mean but he says it and I take offense to it. I just want to be good too and my fear gets the best of me.
    you're biggest fear and handicap is wanting something and wishing for something and not making it happend. If you can imagine what you want to be then you can make it happend.
    that's the difference between I wish I was and I am.
    Im not preaching, I lived it.
    There was a time I would look at certain people I admired and said I wish I could, fortunatly I had a friend who believe that I could, just that little boost until I saw for myself that I could, made me succeed into saying, I am now what I had wished I could be. It's not a world changing goal but it changed my world to know that in anything you do if you can see it, you can do it.
    And... I dont know you but only from what you post, you are not avarage, you speak your mind and ideas that only YOU have, you do not go with the general concessus just to fit in, and that is being above average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowy
    What makes it hard is when he'll go riding with people and tell me how good they are. He is not trying to be mean but he says it and I take offense to it. I just want to be good too and my fear gets the best of me.
    Remember how good you felt after the camp you did a couple of weeks ago? You felt good because you were able to do the things you thought you couldn't. Keep pushing, it may come in small increments, but you'll get better, faster and stronger everytime you go out, if you keep pushing your limits.

    I was SO impressed by you when we rode the Santa Fe Century, you were new to road biking and hammered that hard century in fine fashion, far ahead of the average riders on the ride!!

    Actually, we all like you so much because you're above average in every way!
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    Join the club, snowy. I hope you get out of yours quicker than I get out of mine. I think mine has settled in for a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowy
    Thanks foosters. Stacey thats not a bad pic, I'm not photogentic (sp?) either.

    Here is my problem I'm just grouchy for really no reason. I guess the biggest reason is I feel like I'm just average. Average phyiscally, mentally, etc. Get what I am saying? But I notice it more when I'm biking. My bf races mountain bikes, and its very challegening for me at times. What makes it hard is when he'll go riding with people and tell me how good they are. He is not trying to be mean but he says it and I take offense to it. I just want to be good too and my fear gets the best of me.
    Lol this is why I race traffic in the city safely. Its an instant ego booster and its nice to hit 30 mph and have somebody pull along side of you and smile and then slowly take off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shifty
    Remember how good you felt after the camp you did a couple of weeks ago? You felt good because you were able to do the things you thought you couldn't. Keep pushing, it may come in small increments, but you'll get better, faster and stronger everytime you go out, if you keep pushing your limits.

    I was SO impressed by you when we rode the Santa Fe Century, you were new to road biking and hammered that hard century in fine fashion, far ahead of the average riders on the ride!!

    Actually, we all like you so much because you're above average in every way!

    I know Shifty your right. Your all right. Its just me being hard on myself.
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    I've never ridden with you, but you'd probably smoke me. Anyway, aren't you a badass paralegal manager type person that got a bonus some people don't even make in a year? Not that money's that important. It's the recognition that matters. I, and a lot of others here, recognize the fact that you're a great person.
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    Yeah Snowy, we all have our strengths and weaknesses.

    One of my greatest weaknesses is a rather weak cardiovascular system. I've always contered it though with muscle, which is pretty easy for me to build.

    I also feel like a moron at times, but everyone else says otherwise....they tell me I make them fell dumb, somehow I just don't see that happening, considering how many times I forget what I am trying to type or say, while trying to say it.

    Just keep in mind you do have strengths, it's just after a while, we all take our strengths for granted. Go out and enjoy the ride for what it is Snowy, a good time with your guy and the great outdoors
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowy
    I guess the biggest reason is I feel like I'm just average. Average phyiscally, mentally, etc.
    typical; common; ordinary: The average secretary couldn't handle such a workload. His grades were nothing special, only average.

    So what's wrong with average? The way i see it, you are better than those that are below average, and they are about half of the population.

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    She'll warm your heart in a NY minute, Snowy.



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    Awwww we all feel this way sometimes! There will always be people who will do things better than I do them, and instead of beating myself up because I have not reached their skill level yet, I try to focus on the parts that I am really good at, and take more incentive to work harder to get better. There was a time in my life when I was not as active as I am now, and things that I do now would have been extremely difficult for me back then. Keep working hard, and you will see a progression. Besides...you should be riding for yourself...and not for other people.

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    Awww, Telenick how is fatherhood treating you?? She is cute.

    Shadiyah, your right. I guess I just loss what I was riding for. I have a goal in mind but I have to remind myself that I'm riding for me and that is all that really matters.

    See without you all and your great reminders its easy to lose your perspectative. THANKS
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    I know that many people sort of bump about hoping to find happiness. I don't think one person's answer is going to work for everyone. By the time someone is an adult, they have probably had enough life experiences that they can do this exercise though.

    Think back and write down the happiest moments you can recall from life. After writing these things down, see if you spot any patterns. Finally, compare what things are different in your life now than they were when you were happiest. Hopefully, this will trigger some thoughts on what is different that's impeding your happiness.

    I wish you the best with breaking out of the present mood - both of you, snowy and MsVicki.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    1/2 a binding 1/2 a brain telenick's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowy
    how is fatherhood treating you??

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    Aww I see Telenick. Looks like your getting the much needed shut eye.
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