Boy and I in a sour mood today. I can’t put my finger on it but I have been really moody the last 48 hours. Oddly, I have more patience for Annabelle than usual. I think it’s b/c I haven’t raced in several weeks and I’m ready to get back out there. I have a 1/2 Marathon coming up on Sunday and I can’t wait to get out there and see what I am made of. My weight is holding up great despite vacation and moodyness, I got on the scale yesterday for the first time in weeks and it registered at 137, which feels good. Yesterday Troy dragged me out to look at road bikes...kicking and screaming...literally. I’m not joking, I haven’t wanted to go look at bikes. I want a bike, but I just want it to appear, I don’t want to go through the process of buying it. I’m just daunted (is that the right word) by all the choices, and I feel like even though I have saved about $2,000 I see all the $5,000 bikes out there and wonder if that’s what I need. Lame huh? I kinda feel weird walking into a shop and saying I “only” have 2K to spend.

So he dragged me out and I actually had a good time. The bike shop we went to was great, and Dennis explained things to me really well and answered a lot of questions for me. He suggested a bike that I really liked and had better specs than I thought I could afford. I couldn’t test drive b/c it was snowing but I am hoping to come back Saturday to take it for a spin. They said that I can bring in my pedals, and they will put them on and let me go ride around Cherry Creek State Park for as long as I need to. That seems nice. I like that the shop is close to my house too, for tune ups and things.

Anyways, when Annie wakes up we are going to head out for a long bike ride, even though it’s quite chilly out. Hopefully I can exercise this mood out of me.

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