5/24 – Getting Into a Rhythm

As the days go by, I’m starting to find a rhythm in the morning and during the days that works for me. My riding has improved and I’m smoothing out my pace on the bike. I’m starting to get used to getting up at 5:45 instead of 8 and going to sleep at 10pm instead of 1 or 2am. If I’m being honest, this ride will be good for me if all it does is change my habits. I’m exercising more than I ever have before and my body is finally getting used to the strain. I’m getting up earlier and going to sleep earlier. I’m sleeping longer than I ever did in college or high school(with weekends as an exception).

But with the rhythm that I’m in comes some confusion. I still don’t quite feel like this is real yet. It hasn’t hit me like it may have hit other riders. I know that I’m doing this crazy trip and I most definitely feel the physical work I’m doing…but everything just seems to whir by. I feel like it’s all happening around me, not that I’m actually doing it. Four ride days are already behind me and it feels like just yesterday I was on my couch watching the NHL playoffs(which I am for some reason not missing as much as I thought I would). It’s coming close to lights off for us, so I’m headed to bed. Will be blogging again soon. Goodnight y’all.

Comments (2)
  • Karen Dearrigunaga says:


    It’s neat to hear about the changes you are noticing. Tyler is noticing them lately too as he has been changing his schedule to going to sleep earlier and rising earlier – gives you so much more of the day. I’m so proud of you and what you are doing and dedicating the ride to your grandfather. Can’t wait till your next blog. Love, Aunt Karen

  • Paul Benson says:

    I was impressed with how patient you were when I rode in your @Daddy Day Care ” group on Monday June 12. Great to have a patient teammate!

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