Disappointment is difficult to accept. We experience frustration if we fail to receive recognition, miss a promotion, don't keep a resolution, lose in a contest, don't meet our expectations, and our plans are altered. It is often hard to reset one's goals, adjust priorities, let go, and proceed. Yet that is what life continuously requires. Because of the consequences of the Japanese earthquake, my son Ryan will not be able to join me as planned on my pedal. I'm sure that he is as disappointed as I am. Still, it makes it harder to get back in the saddle. I am thankful he was not among the causalities or injured, but I was so anticipating time with him.
Austin is great city for a rest day. Interesting sites, good art museum, nice old town, culture, and the University. Spent a lot of the day coordinating speaking and press over the next 2 days. My aches and pains are improving already. Won't be back on the bike until Friday.