Despite this blog’s subtitle, I may not ride a century this year. I will ride 50 miles one day and 50 the next, two weeks from now, but that’s not a century. I publicly set myself a goal based on physical accomplishment, but in my head it’s more complicated than that. I’m happy, and my life is changing for the better. I’m more physically healthy than I was when I said that, but more importantly, my mental health has improved too. Even though I’m probably not going to meet the public goal I set, I feel like my life is moving the way I want it to, and that’s a good damn feeling. My private goals were more nebulous(*), but they’ve been met far more than I ever thought possible.
(*) The Mutara Nebula to be specific