Monday, May 14, 2007

Hitting the 'Reset' Button...

Wow... the weekend sure turned out differently than I'd planned going in. As most of you already know, I skipped racing at Platte. I won't bore you with details or excuses, other than to say that once 5pm came on Friday, my mind shifted to finding myself again after the roller coaster ride I've been on lately. I simply didn't have the mental energy to give the race a worthwhile effort, nor could I deal with 52 people (admittedly caring) people ask me what's wrong.

The good news is that I'm in a lot better place about things today than I was Friday. I spent a lot of time alone... riding my bike, working on my bike, thinking. It was good, well except for the sunburn I got on yesterday's ride, but even that's not too bad.

I'm glad we're not moving to Minneapolis. As appealing as I tried to make that in my head, the bottom line is that I still never aspire to live somewhere where the winters are colder than they are here in Nebraska. Plus, Laura gets to dig into her new ELL teaching position at Hawthorne Elementary (just 6 blocks from our house), we don't have to sell our house, and we've got a lot of good friends in Lincoln.

It's at times like these that I'm thankful for my good fortune. Have a great week.



Cornbread said...

You're right Matt. Sometimes I guess we all need a little reminder of how lucky we really are.

debaser said...

That's exactly what I was doing this weekend, minus the sunburn

VeloCC said...

I think I know what you are talking about MG. Treating yourself to something nice that makes you feel better is worth more than suffer through 6 hours at Platte anytime.
I often need a reminder to show me my blessings in life.

Melis said...

Word man. We all get it from time to time, only not all are blessed with good perspective & positive energy. See you in Mountain Standard Time soon! Cheers - cm

3p0 said...

yeah, I missed you a lot at platte, thought about you in those mindless laps...

I wonder what Mg is doing? Hope he's ok..

I wonder if he got a speeding ticket? and missed the start?

I wonder if he'll be down there this lap.. nope, this lap, nope. this lap nope...

glad to hear your ok, see ya at swanson i hope..

MG said...

thanks guys -- you're good buddies.

melis - can't wait to see you and the crew over memorial day weekend.

and cvo - i'm gonna' miss swanson this year 'cuz i'm going down to the dirty kanza. so don't worry, i'll be getting plenty of saddle time -- it just won't be on swanson singletrack.

thanks again,