For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of good is not. For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want.
Last night I received a good verbal slap to the face on my idea of riding in sub-10°F temperatures (“What are you thinking? Why would you do such a thing? Don’t you know frostbite is for life? Is riding for a couple days worth losing toes? I can’t even imagine why you would consider doing that.”), so I decided to call upon the carpool arrangements a coworker and I set up before winter. That means that now I have a lot of time on my hands in the morning – he’ll meet me at 7:45, but we got up at 6:00 (and that was sleeping in half an hour! What luxury!). Normally I leave by 6:25 or so and am at work, if not at my desk, by 7:45. It’s a little odd to shift my schedule, but I guess it’s worth it to avoid freezing.
The sky has what writers always describe as a “leaden aspect,” that dark and ominously denseness to the clouds that says “snow” to those who see them. We have a good chance of more snow today. I suppose I should be glad I’m not riding in the 6°F snow-likely conditions that currently exist outside our window, but somehow I’m not. Clearly I must be kind of neurotic about bike riding or something.
But then, you all knew that already. Anyway, the moms and moms-at-heart who read this blog can rest assured that I’m not risking life and limb (literally!) on my bike, at least not today.
2 thoughts on “I Wussed Out”
Ugh oh. You are getting into a car with just you and another dude!! You better stay on the phone the whole time with Ian some soemthing doesn’t happen.
neurotic,you think?obsessed for sure,safety first so, your decission is perfect to ride in a car. love you anyway.Jane