My first post here is an appeal for suggestions to help me restart the passion for biking.
I've been a bicyclist for many years, and have always loved the physical challenge and fitness benefits, loved experiencing my surroundings (wherever I am) from the saddle, enjoyed the social side of our sport. And, I just enjoy bikes and all the equipment, the accessories, the tools, the stuff we acquire as 'necessary' to fulfill our commitment to the sport. In short, bicycling has been a big part of my long life.
My passion has been waning for a couple of years. I haven't been on the bike for months, and I can't explain why. I have gained unwanted weight. My zest for life has declined. My energy level has dropped considerably. I'm kind of in a fog that affects every aspect of my daily life.
I believe drifting away from biking has been my downfall, and I need to get fired up to get back on track. Every day I have this conversation with myself, and each day I find distractions and excuses to block my recovery. My overall health is good, so the issue must be lack of motivation. That's why I'm here.
Has anyone else experienced this condition? Any suggestions for getting back to the avid bicyclist I want to be? I'm willing to buy a new bike, see a shrink, join a club; I'll do whatever it takes. My life depends on it!