15 April, 2007

Highs and Lows

Today was just a weird day that had some high and low points. A few days ago one of my friends from UPS committed suicide. That's a pretty big load to take, especially since my girlfriend works with his sister and I knew him through work. Actually, my first night working there he sought me out to introduce himself. So I took it pretty hard and today was his viewing. Amy and I went, but I just couldn't bring myself to go inside. Since my two best friends in the world passed away when I was a senior in high school I haven't been able to go to a funeral. Especially, when it was an avoidable passing. I didn't get out of the car, I just sat there and cried while my girlfriend went inside.

Then it was off to Lincoln for a little riding. Went out to Branched Oak and rode around for about two hours previewing the course for next week, and seeing how I felt since it's been a while since I've been on the bike. I expect a lot out of this season, but probably won't be able to deliver the goods that I had hoped.

New wheels worked like a champ and felt pretty good. Still a little heavy around the midsection, but another month and that will be OK. Trying to get to 180 by July. Totally feasible goal, but it will take some work. 20lbs more and I'll hit it. Time for some much needed sleep.

later on,
matt

2 comments:

bryan said...

Hey Matt, sorry to hear about your friend. I can't ever think of good things to say, so I'll leave it at that. See you this weekend.

sydney_b said...

So sorry to read about your loss. It must be hard. Take care.