(Gif may or may not accurately represent me after being rudely awakened in the morning!)
So, yeah….its been a while. I probably should have called. Or you know, at least texted.
The truth is, the last two months of my life have been hellacious. I took on this summer job which I thought would be the best thing ever. Yet, instead, I found myself saying…
The only bright spots I can take away from this stress-inducing summer are:
1) I survived:
In the words of Antwone Fisher in that Denzel movie, “I’m still here; I’m still standing!” ::cries emotionally whilst huddled in a corner::
2) I maintained my weight loss (-30 pounds). Of course, by now I was hoping to look like this:
But, I’m actually proud of myself for not letting this deeply draining and stressful period send me into a food spiral. (That’s been the pattern in the past). While, of course, I wish I’d spent more time on the bike–and blogging–it’s still progress.
3) And, most freakin’ importantly. I’m getting a new bike! So apparently WORKING does have it’s benefits, even if your job is a moderately decorated hell-hole! I saved up enough
pennies money to buy an actual, legitimate road bike. (Well, legitimate for ME, not for those who are used to riding gold-encrusted, carbon helicopters 😉 )). Those who read my blog back when, you know, I was actually still updating, are familiar with my not-so-subtle jabs at my bike’s suckiness. But, hey “Buffy” did the trick. It introduced me to cycling and got me into relative shape. Now, I’m excited to waste my hard-earned cash buy this pretty thing:
(Trek Lexa SL)
Sure, I may starve from poverty, but at least that should increase my race time!
I’ll post more later about the bike specs compared to Buffy (prepare the lols) as well as my first official ride on this beaut once it’s finished being built.
Much love to you all and sorry for the long hiatus!
P.S. Any name suggestions for the bike? I’m trying to avoid Buffy 2.0, but will go there if necessary!