Ok, so I finally finished the puzzle.
And I may have become a little obsessed :)
I tried putting time restrictions on myself.
Ann, you can only do it while you're eating your cereal in the morning. Well then I'd milk my cereal... pun intended.
So then I made myself a deal about the number of pieces I could put in before I had to walk away.
Well some days 10 pieces would take me 10 minutes or less and others it would take an hour...
(And Lord knows if I got 10 pieces in 10 minutes I'd always bargain with myself for a few more since I was clearly on my A game that morning)
I'd set out to do something around the house and inevitably my feet carried me back to the puzzle table to just finish that "one section"...
Well... I tried my hand at an XTERRA triathlon on Sunday and the mountain bike course basically ate me alive.
I did just get my mountain bike about a month ago, and I've only ridden it a few times, and I got the call last monday asking if I wanted to do the race 6 days later...
I was in way over my head and crashed trying to be "courageous", not sure if that's the right word... or if I was just sick of walking my bike over every part I thought looked a little too "technical" or "terrifying".
Later, I learned that it might be one of the most technical/difficult mountain bike courses...
This is what I found out... after...
"IMBA (International Mountain Bike Association) gives the trails at Curt Gowdy an 'Epic' rating. After riding them today I realize that by 'Epic' they mean 'Apocalyptic'. Jonny rates them 'Crazy Technical'.
Well... I am a beginner, it did draw blood, but I like to think I didn't "freak"... Although I wish I would have had a GoPro if only so that I could share with you my running commentary... ha
Not surprising... I took a spill and banged up my shin and my knee pretty badly so it needed a good icing yesterday.
Unfortunately... I didn't finish. After hobbling through a few more miles after my wreck, to reach civilization, I knew my knee wasn't going to fare well on the run, and that was if I could make it through the rest of the bike course...
Well, you can imagine that I was very willing to ice as long as needed, and maybe longer, because it justified just sitting down doing my puzzle. Something I was determined to finish, especially because of the events the day before. However, I am a little torn because I've been perusing the thrift stores in search of the next puzzle and I haven't really found anything I love... I hope I don't feel too empty without another one to work on... yet :)
And so here it is.
But after all that work I'm not exactly motivated to tear it all a part and move on.
How long do you enjoy a puzzle after you've finished it?