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July 19th

Well…damn, it’s only 52 degrees out there right now and I really don’t want to be that cold so that disrupts my whole day…was planning to get on the bike and get two rides in before I have to run the errand but that is not going to happen…and my back is so sore from the spading that I can barely move…okay, the weather widgit at the bottom of my screen says it’s 51 degrees and there is no way I’m going out when it’s that cold…so I’ll have to re-shuffle my entire day and sit here for a while…so maybe only tow rides today? I could sure use the rest and to just relax my way into the day…just do damn tired..I guess I could go downstairs and get a ride in and I might do that….didn’t get a lot done yesterday and today looks the same but I do need to do some meal planning and get food out of the freezer…not sure what that will be until I look but don’t want to right now…only have about 700 more miles to do to beat my all time record of 6,109 miles and then just another thousand on top of that to get to my goal for the year and I’ll make that easily unless I fall off the bike or have a heart attack…I wonder that the total will be for the year? I may be able to get to 9,000 miles but I think I’ll shift back to only 25 miles a day once I get there…too damn old to keep up this pace…more later…

Forced to take it easy…

Well…after all of the work on the yard yesterday, my energy levels were so low this morning that I barely made it through the first two rides and was planning on only doing two to try to start to recover…but after setting the sod around the garage, I felt better and got back on the bike for the third ride…but was finished working by 11:40..and I am so sore from the spading yesterday, I wonder how bad it’s going to be with the second day rule? I guess we’ll see…all of the joints I abused yesterday are just aching right now and I will have to treat them with topicals before I settle in for the night…lots of voltaren on my shoulders and elbows and some biofreeze on my back and neck…need to run an errand in the morning since I ran out of tortillas and still have chicken tacos to make tomorrow…along with the potato salad that I cooked the ingredients for today…I hope this one lasts to the end and doesn’t spoil like the last batch…okay, need to get settling in to watch some good shows tonight…

July 18th

Well…there comes a time when you need to realize that you can’t do the things you used to be able to do…I am so damn sore from spading the walks yesterday that my hands even hurt enough that I can barely move them…haven’t been this sore in quite a while and I have more work to do today with placing all the sod I cut out at the front of the garage on the bare spots…I guess that’s recycling and I’ve done that before two years ago when I did the first pass at cleaning up the walks…so that means I’m going to be sore again tomorrow and I still need to get 38 miles in on the bike this morning…so that means I have 28 minutes to pour coffee down to jump start this old body…I did go downtown last evening but didn’t stay long…had earplugs in when they started the concert and it was still too loud…I guess I’m getting old…now I just need to hunker down for the next four days and wait for the peace to return…oh, well…not much to do today…just the sod work and filling in a hole by the garage with the dirt that came out of the front…I need a day off…I got sunburned even with 50 sunscreen on yesterday so I’ll skip the beach until next week….more later…

Busy, busy day…

Well…here comes the broken record again…started the day with the first ride before 7am and then the grocery run…out for the second and third ride and then I spaded all of the edges of my sidewalks since the grass had overgrown so much you couldn’t see the edges and it looked like hell…so 250 feet later I am sore but it didn’t end there…when I finished the spading, it was only 1:15 and I wasn’t worn completely out so I decided to mow the lawn and finished that around 2pm…but now I am worn out so I’m down for the day…but I may go downtown at 5 since the concerts are starting this afternoon and outdoors is the only way I’ll ever see live music again…won’t do crowds indoors anymore…so now getting all this work done sets me up for an easy day tomorrow and I am looking forward to it…still have a few things to do yet but easy stuff…so I better get going…again…

July 17th

Well…damn, I’m getting really tired of this up at three and out of bed at 5;47 thing that is going on…just damn exhausted but my ribs appear to be healing a bit and I’ll take that…need to pour coffee down so I can get a bike ride in before the grocery run this morning and that means I need to be out the door in about 20 minutes…the noise and bullshit from the motorcycle event starts today and I really wish it would rain to keep the noise down but that’s not going to happen…I did get some work done yesterday and the lawn needs to be mowed and edged again but I think I’ll do that tomorrow…but we’ll see…I’m running out of the generic flonase that I use to keep the allergies at bay so I’ll have to order some this week along with some new earplugs since I’m out of them and will need some to use mowing the lawn and running the power equipment….this whole no days off thing is starting to wear on me and I wonder how far I can go without taking a rest day? Have been on the bike every day since last October and that hasn’t given my body any chance to heal…but the goal of riding every day this year prevents me from taking any off…yep, that’s a conundrum…not much to do today…just riding and the grocery run then figuring out what else needs to be done…more later…

Got some work done…

Well…it’s been a pretty normal, busy day today with getting the rides in before 10:30…but I took a half hour off to finish the coffee before I started on the potato soup….got the soup done and had lunch and then cleaned the back steps and the mats…both the inside one and the outside one and now they are drying in the sun so I can put them back…I decided to add some carrots to the soup today and I like the extra flavor it gives it so I’ll keep those in…will probably make another batch later in the week since I have 10 pounds of potatoes that need to be used before they spoil and I like having soup available when I don’t want to cook…tomorrow starts the 5 worst days of the year here with the biggest motorcycle event in Michigan that goes from Wed to Sun…all these assholes do is put up their trump flags and race around the city…last year a bunch of them blew through my neighborhood at close to 80 in a 25 mph zone and the cops do nothing…and that is just the start of it…loud music all day and til almost midnight ever damn day…so, needless to say, I’m not looking forward to it…I may ride through there since there are usually some weird bikes to look at…oh, well…

July 16th

Well…man, my sleep patterns are getting to be too repetitive and not in a good way…up at 3 am again today and out of bed a little after 5:30 and I wonder that I have to do to sleep at least til 6am? I did leave the house open overnight an there is a nice breeze blowing through here right now…and it’s only getting into the 70′s today and I’ll take it…got scorched at the beach yesterday so I’ll need to let my skin rest a couple of days before going out to the beach again…the water was perfect and I was in swimming for more that 30 minutes…didn’t get the back steps cleaned yesterday so that will be a chore for today after the three rides that will start by 7 and that is only 32 minutes away…I did get the dead pea plants out of the garden and planted more yesterday along with some beans so I may have more of them in August…some of the swelling has gone out of my right foot but I’m not sure how to get the rest of it gone…probably need to stop cocktails to do that and I’m not sure I want to do that…I did get the chicken grilled for soft tacos and they came out good but I need to make some potato soup today for a second meal…I still need a day off but I’m locked in to keeping going with the goals I have for the year…have to keep riding every day with that goal for the year and need to keep piling on the miles to get to 7,100…got to 5,272 yesterday and that is only about 1,800 left to go…the worst 5 days of the year starts Wed with the biggest motorcycle event in Michigan going on here for 5 days…nothing but racing bikes and maga assholes clogging up the streets…and concerts that are so loud that I’ll have earplugs in to work on the yard…oh, well…need to get moving in 20 minutes and need more coffee…more later…

July 15th

Well…damn, up at three and then out of bed at 5:30 again and I am just worn out…and there’s a little rain out there so the first ride will be indoors this morning…and that should happen in 15 minutes or so after I get some coffee in me…this hot weather is taking a lot out of me and continues to keep my right calf and foot swollen  so I guess I’ll have to put the compression socks back on today…man, I could use a day off everything…not sure if I’ve ever worked this hard for so long in my life…I’m sure I’ll get to the goal on the bike this year and probably go a couple of thousand miles over it but all I want to do is lie down on the couch and watch tv…but I won’t…I do need to cook today since the leftovers are running out and I need to grill some chicken thighs I thawed to make soft tacos later…then making potato soup tomorrow…and that should get me through the rest of the week…not much to do today…I do have to take out the dead pea plants and plant some more under the trellis…and I need to cut up some carrots and celery for snacks as I stop buying pretzels to get rid of the added salt that is probably having something to do with my foot swelling…oh, well…more later…

Not much work today…

Well…today started out in a rush with having to get on the indoor bike for the first ride with it raining outside and as soon as finished that, the rain had stopped so I immediately jumped on the outdoor bike to get a ride in before the big rain was coming in…but the Muskegon force field was working and the three hours of rain forecast turned into nothing so I went out for the second ride for 33 for the day…and that made an almost 250 mile week leaving me only about 1,900 to do to hit the goal for the year…but, I didn’t do anything else today after cleaning the bathroom from top to bottom yesterday…didn’t have to cook today but I will have to tomorrow to be able to make the chicken tacos I have planned along with another batch of potato soup to use up some of the 10 pounds of potatoes…the 10 pound bag was only 50 cents more than a  5 pound so I couldn’t pass that up…my damn ribs have been hurting for 6 weeks now and I think I may have separated them on the right side…the last time I did it it took a couple of months for the pain to be tolerable…it’s been a pretty quiet time up here the past couple of days and I can live with that…after today, the next rain is forecast for the 27th of the month so I’ll have to keep the patches where I planted grass seed wet…darn…

July 14th

Well…I’m still damn tired of my ribs still hurting after almost 6 weeks in the wind and I really don’t know what to do about it other than rest and I can’t do that…there are more storms coming in a couple of hours from now and that means I have to get on the bike as soon as it gets light to get at least one ride in outdoors before noon when England plays…storms are across the lake in Wisconsin right now heading this way so I have to get moving…should be on the bike by 6:30 or so but it will be a short day of only about 20 miles unless I go out after the match…I did get the bathroom cleaned…finally..and did the stove, too, but I’m not sure what I’ll do today after I get the rides in…I do need to grill some chicken thighs to make chicken soft tacos…but I really could wait til tomorrow since I still have enough leftovers for today…going to make a batch of potato soup in  he next couple of days to start to use up the 10 pounds of potatoes I bought last week…not much to do today…just need to suit up and get riding here in 15 minutes or so and I hope I can get two rides in before the storms come in…more later…