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November 14th

Well…that was better…slept okay last night and only woke up once at 5:04 but then fell back asleep until 6:22 and I feel better for it…so that means I’m running a little late after getting the first read of the news done and pouring the first cup of coffee….I did get my back to crack again this morning so that won’t be hurting today and that makes for a good start to the day…but, everything else hurts but I’m not going to bitch about that since I did it to myself with a hard bike ride yesterday….it was really slick on the trail so I had to be careful on the turns and today should be a little icy out there with it getting down to 25 last night….so the ride will have to wait until this aft…still haven’t adjusted to the cold yet and I hope that happens soon…I think it took all day to warm up after I got back here…didn’t get anything done yesterday but run some errands and that looks like the plan for today….have to hit the daily deals store to start getting the stuff I need for t day….I mean an 8 inch pumpkin pie for 99 cents? Can’t pass that one up…more later….

November 13th

Well…up early again today and the new pattern of not sleeping well is holding and I wish it wasn’t…not sure how many days it is of up before 5 but it needs to stop soon…my back finally cracked when I got up this morning so that is one less thing to think about but I am sore everywhere else and that’s another thing I can’t figure out…as is the lack of energy…okay, I know what that is…just did the count and only had about 1100 calories yesterday and that follows a couple of other days with just a little more than that…need to do better today but I’m pretty sure I won’t…won’t be getting on the bike until the afternoon if I can get out but still feel cold from yesterday’s ride and I don’t like it…feel like I may have a little bug since I got up coughing again and just don’t feel that hot…I did get a few things done yesterday with it being a no pool day so that means I don’t have a lot to do today but I could clean the kitchen floor and I just might…especially if I don’t get out on the bike….more later…

A couple of weird things….

Well…as you can see, there was no pool today with Tom having some family stuff he had to do so, being a little bored, I have had the chance to alleviate that somewhat by coming here and doing a few of these…just wanted to talk about couple of weird things that happened today…well…not sure if it’s weird but at least a little odd. As you know, I had a colonoscopy last Monday that turned out okay and that was a relief…today, I got a signed card from all of the team that treated me thanking me for choosing their office. Now, that has never happened to me before but maybe it is a little normal now…haven’t been to a doctor for anything for 16 years so maybe things have changed…who knows? Oh, I also got my new credit card today and it is the brightest metalflake green I have ever seen…I mean, it looks like something right out of the 60′s…the direct opposite of my other card and it’s subdued gunmetal grey with red edges….that’s it…just a couple of observations….

Is there something magic about “tactical”?

Well…here’s the first installment of my mental cleaning and it starts with a question: Is there something magical about tactical? If you’ve seen any daytime tv, you’ve seen ads for tactical lanterns, flashlights, sunglasses, and even visors for you car…and now let me add a new one to that list…tactical hat. As you know, I just bought a new fleece hat to wear in the cold on the bike and I just looked at the tag that came with it…it’s funny enough that the company that makes it is called Condor…I’m sure trying to invoke the image of the raptor…but the funniest thing is the description of the hat: Watch cap, tactical. Now, what the hell is tactical about a damn fleece hat? I wonder if it’s all a part of the military fetishism that I have written about before where people in the military are held up to be heroes when there is no reason for it…now, some of them are, but not all…all I know is that I don’t feel like a Navy Seal or a Ranger wearing the hat…but, it is warm so I guess that’s something…..

November 12th

Well…another night of pretty crappy sleep and I feel pretty worn out today so that puts me in go slow mode right now…and I think that will continue most of the morning or at least until I get on the bike…have an overall soreness today but my legs seem to be really bad today with both thighs just screaming and I’m not sure why that would be…maybe it’s from riding in the 28 degree cold yesterday…who, knows…all I know is I will be taking some ibuprofen before I work out and ride…had an okay day yesterday but didn’t do much but watch sports and laze around here…didn’t really have too much to do so I don’t feel bad about that…and today will be the same with getting back to pool this aft…I do have to clean up a little today since they are coming to do the fall furnace check…not sure why they have to check a brand new furnace but no big deal…I do have to prep for a trip to Mt. P on Thurs to get some business done and that will be the most I’ll drive my car all winter….but first, more coffee….more later….

November 11th

Well…on time again today and slept in til 6 again, too….so that is a plus…I think the new pillows are working to help me sleep and that’s not bad for 10 bucks…my back is stuck again and not cracking so I have some pain again but I can live with it…but, as always, my right foot is swollen a little because of it and I may have to try to manually crack it today…I did get my new hat for riding yesterday and I think it’s going to work okay…it’s very thin but keeps my ears warm and my head was sweating when I got back here so it seems to work…I may have to take the hem in a little to make it fit tighter but we’ll see after another ride…not sure if that will be today or not with it not getting over 30 until around noon or so…it was pretty cold yesterday and I’m not sure if I’m up to freezing my butt off again today…didn’t get a lot done yesterday but will clean some today…I do have to cook today, too, and with all of the sports on I may just have all of the distractions I need to keep me from getting bored…more later…

November 10th

Well…running about on time today with getting up a little before 6…slept okay and didn’t toss and turn too much so that is a good thing…my neck is still stiff, though, and is is getting pretty annoying…the weird thing may be that the lack of tossing and turning is causing the neck pain and stiffness…oh, well…I did get a bike ride in yesterday but today looks like a bust with the snow we got last night…it looks like one of those years where we just go straight into winter without any transition time and I don’t like it…still have a week to go in shorts and it is only 27 out there right now…didn’t get a lot done yesterday but didn’t need to…I did fire up the instant pot to make some rice and chicken but didn’t put enough liquid in the rice and it came out a little gummy…but still edible and the chicken came out great so I can live with that…not much to do today…just waiting for soccer to start and the coffee to work so I can get moving…and maybe cleaning…who knows, more later…

November 9th

Well…damn, I think I’m getting a cold…woke up with a cough and a little sore throat and my head is all plugged up…and they are shutting my water off for maintenance so I am a little grumpy this morning…slept okay last night and didn’t get up til 6:06…woke up at 5 but didn’t get out of bed until later….and that normally doesn’t happen…I did get a few things done yesterday and the car is almost ready for winter so there was progress…and I am going to clean some if I can’t get on the bike…it is only 34 and snowing right now so it will have to wait a while anyway….so, this may be a hunker down day with some ibuprofen to help my legs recover and my neck is a little sore again so that should help that, too….I do need to pay a couple of bills today and get some info on new Medicare plans sent to me so I can decide what I want to do for this year…might change to and advantage plan but I’m not sure yet…more later…

3,000 miles…last week….

Well…this one is a little late because I just keep forgetting to do it…hit another milestone last week when I got to 3,000 miles on the new bike…and now it’s almost 3050 but close enough…it looks like I may be able to get to 3300 or so before the snow closes the trail for the winter…not a record by any means but not a bad summer of riding…ended up being pretty sore today after going into the wind the past couple of days…and my legs have been really heavy, especially today so if it snows tomorrow, I may just take the day off…not sure how many years in a row I’ve gotten to 3,000…will have to look at my records but I’m sure it’s probably better than 10…

November 8th

Well…it looks like the routine is returning with coming here about on time for a Thursday….slept kind of crappy last night as seems to be the new normal but I don’t feel too bad this morning so I guess I can live with it…and I’m not too sore today so that is a plus and I don’t think I’ll need any ibuprofen…I did get a bike ride in and it was not too cold but the wind was nuts and made it more work than I like…I did buy a new fleece hat for riding from Amazon yesterday and it only cost 8 bucks…can’t wait to see how it works…the stocking hats I’ve been using lose their shape after a while and really don’t keep my ears warm enough…I did start to get the winter wheels ready yesterday by sanding the rust and treating them with rust converter and I’m going to re paint the fronts this morning so I can get them on the car today….that will probably be all that I do today since there are some maintenance tasks I need to do on the car that will take a while and should fill the morning after I ride the bike…more later….