February... traditionally for me, the toughest month of the year.
Weather has been exhausting, to say the least... and I know the east coast has it far worse, but it's been no cake-walk here, either.
I've got the diet re-started, which is helping - but I got socked with a nasty head cold which has had me down and off the bike for a while now.
Frustrating! But, alas, there is light at the end of the tunnel...
I went ahead and scheduled my first permanent of 2010 for the 27th of this month, and - while it will probably prove to be trial by fire - it will help to get some sort of base built up for mileage before the rest of the brevet series starts up in late March. Also, I fully intent to use it as "number 1" of my 2nd R-12 run. With seven brevets on the schedule this year, at least the scheduling part will take care of itself - and since they are brevets, there is a good chance that I won't be riding solo quite as much on this run. We'll see... randonneuring can be a lonely sport, even with a full parking lot at the start line.
All in all, I'm anxious to shed some winter pounds, get back some speed and distance work, and get 2010 started already!
More to come...