Did a 180 mile motorcycle ride yesterday. I took 580 out to Livermore then did about 80 miles of twisty roads up to Mount Hamilton and down to San Jose, and took 101 back to SF.
I was mentally and physically drained by the time I got to Mount Hamilton. The twisty roads were in rough shape in spots, and while my bike has a lot of suspension travel it's about as good as a fat 70's sedan with blown shocks, and all the bouncing was getting to me (this is a known limitation of the bike, it costs $300 to upgrade the suspension to modern standards, which I will do sometime soon). The ride home was mildly dicey as a result, although defending yourself in the fast lane is pretty easy.
I'll do similar rides over the next two weekends to prep for the ride to Seattle.
Mood is meh as usual. Demotivated at work. Ready for new challenges and to have some energy back. The massage school keeps calling me up bugging me. Clowns. They seem to be the consensus place to go, though.
I've been thinking lately that my boss is unlikely to go for my 20 hours a week idea. He's not going to want someone at 50% as I doubt the higher ups will give him funding for half a person on top of someone to replace me. But we'll see. Plans go forward either way, because this ain't livin'.
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