Excitement can overwhelm and often displace good judgement. It is so easy to become intoxicated by the idea of something, the romantic visions of peacefully cruising through the landscape. Sunshine and rainbows around each corner, the glory of miles and miles behind you.
Then comes the reality check. The hours and hours of hard work, getting up out of a warm soft bed to ride the trainer. Doing intervals that make your guts turn inside out. Riding long long days in the rain and snow. Doing your homework is never that romantic, instead it is a quiet purposeful daily grind that can sometimes suck.
Big dreams do not arrive on your door step wrapped up in a pretty package. It is easy to forget. I get so wrapped up in the adventure and the vision of fresh clean air, the details of getting there slip into the fog. That is the challenge, not the easy wanting, but the everyday work for the next few months.
Keep your head down. Work hard. Suck it up. It will all pay off in June!