What I persevered today:
By Wesley A Miller, Esq.
Waking up at 5:30 AM to my dog stepping on my testicles
Gaining my senses to realize it was actually 6:00
Skipping coffee to catch the 6:30 bus
Sharing a seat with a man with obvious hygiene resource inequities
Shouting at the bus driver as he attempted to drive off with my Road Bike on the rack
Arriving at work. Period.
Finding my first client wasn’t until 8 AM, and no one bothered to call me.
Receiving none of the ice cream cake because I had a lunch meeting without food.
Comparing my plight with that of Milton from “Office Space”
Eating a mealy golden delicious apple instead
Having a client that was just a special shade of crazy
Inspecting my Scott CR1 to find my rear tire at 75 PSI
Freezing blisters on my hands because my CO2 trigger dethreaded
Admitting that as of this morning I weighed198 pounds naked as a jaybird
Seeing my ex-girlfriend cruise up beside me as I roll out of the office parking lot
But wait, there’s more!:
Pedaling up to find the barriers up on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Time-trialing the 1100 feet to the gap in 22:30; not great, not bad
Seeing only two other pedal-pushers the entire time
Noting that both are Biowheels Racing Teammates
Screaming down Elk Mountain Scenic Highway faster than I should have with a flat tire
Accomplishing this without careening off the side of the mountain
Logging another 29 beautiful, solitary miles
Living to tell about it. So I am