Here’s the definition of the word “quandary”:
- Perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation: “Jim is in a quandary“.
- A difficult situation; a practical dilemma.
Yes, he most certainly is in a quandary. The situation is not difficult, per se, but I am stuck as to what I should do this morning. Today will be our last decent riding day for at least a week. We’ve got partly cloudy skies and a medium heavy wind out of the north at 9-15 mph and a high of 53 on tap for the day. On top of that, it’s date night and my wife and I are going out with English Pete and his wife to celebrate their anniversary tonight (I know, the Tigers are playing, but he’s one of my best friends on the planet – sometimes you’ve just gotta take one for the team, eh?)… So the question is, do I go out for a 25-30 mile bike ride, stopping in at the running club for a bit – for the last time in at least a week, or do I drive down and go for a run? If I run, I’ll most certainly be sore tonight when we go out to dinner. If I ride, I won’t. If I run, I’ll likely get home and take a nap. If I ride, I should have enough left in the tank to cut some grass when I get back. It is a pickle for sure, but here’s he deciding factor, I think: If I ride, I’ll have more fun, both during and after the workout. I think I’ll go for the ride.