It’s turning to winter in these damn hills. The temperature is a whopping 45 degrees at noon on a sunny day. Also, cruel wind. Okay, here’s a LIFE TIP… with LARGER IMPLICATIONS.
Go out the door, anyway. Dress carefully (that’s one of the things you’ve learned) and throw your leg over the bike (even row the single if you’re really nuts) but motivate yourself.
The upshot: there’s a weird bounce-back from being the Great Guy and going out when it’s border-line nasty. It motivates you to do more tomorrow. Maybe the next day. Maybe the rest of the wretched month. Not bad. You’re not just some old plop, as the mirror suggests.
You’re a great guy.
IN THE SAME VEIN, it gets harder to go out the door* in any weather *as you get older. You have to do it by brute will-power, sometimes. But here’s the thing: if you do some dumb stunt (like going for a long bike ride in crummy weather) you start to think of yourself differently. You become a bit of a HERO of your own life. And, who knows, it may lead to a touch of heroic behavior. Or at least it may get you out the door instead of to the couch.
Go for it!