It's time for my 2015 New Years resolutions. (See also: Other Years). To be honest, I did terribly with my resolutions last year, not making a single one of them. Some of them will be recycled this year. In fact most of this years resolutions are repeats from previous years that I liked and worked well. Last year was not a good year for me in terms of doing things I like or growing as a person, so this year I'm quitting my job and trying to get back to being the kind of person I can be proud of.
Why I should have gone to the Lube'n'Goinc when I had the chance
After a big breakfast of sausage gravy, cereal, and a waffle, I hit the road at 9:30.
I was glad I went extra far yesterday so today could be shorter. I cruised along steadily and quickly. The big breakfast seemed to help. I never made a proper rest stop today; the longest rest was about five minutes to refill my bottles. I stayed in a higher gear today opting for forth or fifth instead of third, and sometimes shifting all the way up and riding standing up just to give my butt a rest. The change in cadence was nice and kept me moving quickly.
Sleep was weird last night. I fell asleep immediately, but then lay awake from three to five in the morning. Luckily I woke up just after seven and got on the road just after eight. It was my earliest start yet.
I had a quick turkey cheese wrap with ingredients I bought the night before, but then ditched the rest of the meat and cheese because I was afraid they had gone bad over night, and my stummy already felt a little funny when I woke up.
Even though I was camping out in a technically illegal spot, I still snoozed a few alarms this morning. I finally got up when raindrops started to fall. I quickly moved everything to the one bench in my clearing that had an overhang so I could pack up while staying dry. Between the rain and the sorer-than-expected ankle I wasn't in the best mood. But it got even worse when I was packing my tent into my saddle bags and one of them ripped open. Right across the top; a huge rip. The tent was in well enough that it wouldn't fall out so I left it and decided to think about it more later.
I had a hard time getting out of bed this morning. Although I planned to be up by 8:00 and on the road by 9:00, I ended up getting up just after 9:00 and on the road by 9:40.
Early on I got a foot long sub at subway and saved half for lunch. They took my gift card this time.