As I get ready this morning to head out for a ride – my FOURTH DAY IN A ROW ON THE BIKE (*sorry* that was a little message from my lower body…) – I was thinking about ways I found to amuse myself riding long yesterday. Most of them involved using information I had memorized in junior high to distract myself with repetition.
I’m sure there’s some sort of psychological diagnosis for that.
#1: Belting out musicals while riding into a headwind. Jeff was riding behind me so he didn’t hear a thing as I alternated between Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera. Maybe I was trying to soothe the savage wind? Heh. Not with MY singing voice.
#2: When the sun finally came out as we rode through Morgan Hill, I joyfully cheered, “Callooh! Callay! O frabjous day!" And that launched me into a 30-minute cycle of reciting “The Jabberwocky.” I alternated between mumbling the words to myself and randomly shouting out verses at the top of my lungs. I imagine from Jeff’s point of view, that stretch of the ride went something like this:
*riding along in silence*
“AND THE MOME RATHS OUTGRABE!”
“THE FRUMIOUS BANDERSNATCH!”
“HE LEFT IT DEAD AND WITH ITS HEAD HE WENT GALLUMPHING BACK!”
He’s a trooper, what can I say?
*groan* OK, time to go find the gear I left strewn across the house and car when I was done yesterday and get my arse back on the bicycle. Happy Monday!
ROFL... happy Monday :-)
Have fun out there today. thanks for your nice comments. Will keep you gals posted.
Great job Molly - you are putting in the time, doing all the work - you will be SO ready for your IM. Remember - the training is harder than the race...you are doing amazing!
LOL! You crack me up!
Whatever it takes to get through the training, right? :o)
Keep up the GREAT work!!!!
It's amazing what significant others put up with!
'Twas brillig and the slithey toves did gire and gimble in the wabes. All mimsy were the borogroves and the mome raths outgrabe.
I had to recite it in a high school play!
I never thought of singing musicals while I was riding this summer. Brilliant!!
He IS a trooper! You should keep him.
I'm laughing hysterically. It seems like the more I ride, the more likely I am to sing out loud. If you and I ever ride together it's going to be one big musical adventure. Only I'm prone to country. Yeah, I know....
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