I didn’t ride again for the second day in a row. My sleep demons got a hold of me this morning and kept me from getting out of bed. I tried to reset my alarm for a later hour than 5:00am and I goofed it up and slept in.

Granted I needed the rest. I didn’t go to bed until 12:30am, so it wasn’t like I had a lot of sleep to begin with. Knowing that I do best with 8 hours, I need to be going to sleep at 9:00pm, but that seems so early to be going to bed. 10:00pm is hard enough and rarely do I make it to bed at that time either. I’m more of a night owl, and always have been, so it’s hard to adjust my clock to be an early riser.

I’ll have to do better though. I’m not more determined than ever to go riding tomorrow. Maybe my body needed another day’s rest, but rest time is over and it’s time to get back on the road. 🙂

I’m also getting anxious about starting the tour next week. I’m a little skiddish about my mileage goals given the fact that 20 miles has been the most I’ve done thus far and that was without a full load. I know that I can do 100 miles fully loaded in a day, I’ve done it before on the European tour, but I also know that I was in the worst pain in my life for a solid month before my body became accustomed. Granted I’m not carrying as much weight, nor going as far and it’s only for 4 days, but those thoughts are going through my mind.

Luckily my anxiousness isn’t all negative. I’m also very excited about 4 days of camping and not having to shave and just hanging out with the guys. I know it’s just the Natchez Trace, but it still seems like an adventure and I can’t wait to be on the road. It should be a lot of fun.