January is the month of New Year's Resolutions and many of us promise ourselves to be better, do better, live better. We want to lose weight, get fit - both financially & physically - do more of what we enjoy. But as the days and weeks go by and the new year isn't so "new" anymore, we discover that the success or failure of our good intentions often depends on our time and motivation. No time after work to exercise? Are you motivated to wake up earlier to workout before work?
In that spirit, I'll bring us up to speed. I just finished my first month of training and it's had its ups and downs, but - fortunately - mostly ups. After my first workout - which is supposed to be "easy" I just about passed out. Yes, I know - pathetic. I even skipped the REAL "first workout" which was supposed to be a "Threshold Estimator". I've never been quite able to figure out how hard "hard" is. Which comes first - the threshold number at which you're supposed to ride, or the ride during which you're supposed to estimate your threshold number? It started to make my head hurt, so I decided to do the first - "easy" - workout. And promptly bonked at the end.