Category Archives: My Life

July 22nd

Well…running a little late today and I don’t care that much….it’s still before 8….it was a nice day yesterday and had a nice ride out and back to pool…and I won….I feel a little slow today and I am a little disappointed that the rain is not giving me an excuse to stay off the bike today….have been on it every day for 3 months now and I think my legs can use the rest….maybe I’ll take an easy one today…I did take ibuprofen before the ride yesterday and it helped quite a bit with the pain after the ride was done…didn’t get anything done yesterday so I guess I’ll have to clean some today…I am going to cook today so maybe that will be enough work? Okay…need some coffee and to read some news….more later….

July 21st

Well…just can’t get started this morning….as you can tell…had a pretty good day yesterday but didn’t do a whole lot…I did get out to try to even out the tan again but that got boring quite quickly so I only did 20 mins a side….slept okay last night but just feel slow today…I guess that’s to be expected…haven’t had a lot of energy on the bike lately and I was hoping for a day off today…but there is no rain for us today so I guess I’ll wait til tomorrow….had back pain all day yesterday but it seems to be gone today but we’ll see later…..not much to do today….it’s supposed to be hot today but I am still putting the top down going out to pool…..but I won’t get anything else done…I did put the air on for a second day in a row last night and today looks like the same…..just got tired of being sweaty….more later…

July 20th

Well…sitting here hoping for the rain to continue so I can justify taking the day off the bike…not sure if it will or not but I can hope….it was an okay day yesterday but I didn’t get to see T again since she was still down with migraines….wouldn’t wish that on anyone….slept okay last night and feel okay this morning and my back is better…no pain so far today and I hope that continues…I did go over 1500 miles on the bike already this summer and now I am shooting for 3K for the year…my legs have been really flat the past few days and part of it is from the long ride but I know I’m still not eating enough….I did spend 60 bucks on groceries this morning and I have chicken and pork chops for this week…have to get through the leftovers today and then I can cook tomorrow….not much to do today…going to clean if I don’t get on the bike…or even if I do…not sure….more later…

July 19th

Well…started to feel sore this morning and I’m not sure why there should be such a long lag time from sat’s ride…it’s not too bad so I can live with it…slept pretty crappy again last night and have been up since 4:38 which is just a little too early….didn’t get a lot done yesterday other than laundry and the normal stuff and today looks the same…I may go out to meet up with T later…but I’m not really planning on it…she’s just too busy these days….I am hoping that we get some storms later today since I have been pretty bored with the weather lately…I think I may have a bug of some sort…I am really tired this morning and I know that I haven’t been sleeping but this is different…..just sitting here doing this I am exhausted…and I was good last night so that can’t be it….oh, well….I do have some cleaning to do today…my weight machine is shedding plastic and I need to get that cleaned up…more later….

July 18th

Well…running a little late today…just can’t seem to get started and I’m not sure why….didn’t get a lot done yesterday and I’m not sure about today…I did get out to try to even out the biker tan and it only took an hour to be scorched….I do need to clean up the plastic pieces from my weight machine and do some laundry today….I do have some stiffness from the long ride sat but still no pain….my back hurt some yesterday but it seems to be okay this morning…still haven’t taken anything for the pain but I think I’m going to try something this morning….my hands are still cramping up early in the ride….just noticed that I haven’t had the moving tendon pain I normally have every year…and that is a good thing…more later….

July 17th

Well…got up this morning and don’t have any soreness at all…and that is too damn weird….after the long ride, I should hurt like crazy today…hmmmm… slept okay last night and don’t feel too bad today so I’ll get out on the bike in a little while….didn’t get a lot done yesterday but I need to do the kitchen today and vacuum….and I might just do that…who knows? Have to get rid of the leftovers today so I don’t need to cook….don’t think I’ll cover the 4,000 cals I burned Sat and I’m okay with that….I do have to get my trip to the beach done so I can keep my string of 60 years of swimming in Lake Michigan intact….probably next week…..more later….

I think I may be an idiot…

Well….after the long ride yesterday, you would think that I’d take the day off, but, being the idiot that I appear to be, I did a 15 miler this morning….and it wasn’t too bad…..the cramps in my hands came back inside the first mile but my legs were fine until right now….they are now burning like they should have earlier….just needed to check if there was any permanent damage…and there doesn’t appear to be…weird….

July 16th

Well…woke up this morning just a little sore from the ride…not even enough pain to take any ibuprofen but I probably should…slept okay last night but no better than normal…I was expecting to just crash out and not get up too early but I got up around 6…as usual….might stay off the bike today but I might not…need to have coffee and watch the F1 race first to see…won’t be a sprint day, I’m sure about that…..I do have to fix the hole I wore in my riding shorts or use the black ones today…..don’t think I have to do anything to the bike…I’ll find that out when I get on…..okay, need more coffee and to watch the race…more later….

Made it!

Well….103 miles….7 hours and 47 minutes on the bike today…and the the only real damage appears to be to my riding shorts…wore a hole in them….oh, and my hands are still shaped a little like claws…could barely carry the bike down the stairs….the ride was really okay until the 6th and 7th laps…but boring, boring, boring….probably won’t try anything like that again…..oh, my achilles have cramps in them still and I finished the ride around 2…..waiting for the ibuprofen to kick in….I am going to be stiff and sore tomorrow…it was cool to be out on the trail before 6…one of the first times I can remember getting an entire lap in without seeing anyone at all….the bike worked perfectly all day and that was cool…was kind of wishing for a flat tire around lap 6….at least now I can say I did it….okay…now my calves are freaking out….and cramping….my back was pain free the entire way…and I can’t figure that out….