Good news, all is well with my eye.  Doc made me feel a little neurotic for even coming in!  I'm sure he didn't mean to, but....  they did a retinal scan and he looked in them with the slit lamp and I guess it's not THAT out of the ordinary to have that much of a prescription change.  Worst thing was they dilated my eyes so watching TV kinda sucked since they were still dilated when I went to bed, like wide open dilated!  And in other good news, I'm having a hitch installed on my new car tomorrow and my new bike rack is on the way!  I'm going with one where the bike hangs on the arms of the rack rather than the big platform variety.  I got one that will hold 3 bikes, but I mainly got it so 2 bikes can fit on it with some more space between them.  It's a Thule Helium Aero rack, that had mostly good reviews, supposedly lightweight and easy to get on and off, plus the rack will lock to the hitch and also comes with an integrated locking system for the bikes, good if you need to run into the convenience store to use the facilities and not worry about your bike being gone when you get back.  The rack is "estimated" to arrive on Friday, which would be perfect since I have a ride on Saturday!  If not, the beastie bike will get one more cushy ride inside the car...

  • Calories out: 2120 From lifestyle:2120, From activities:0

Nope, the whole getting out of bed at 4:15 didn't happen... I am TIRED!  And with another 50 miler coming up on Saturday, I want to be ready to go, so sleep won out.  School is tough, testing is over, the weather is warm and the kids are in la la land, a land where children never stop talking.  I am ready for this year to be O.V.E.R. 

Opthalmology appointment this afternoon, I'm pretty worried about one eye.  I noticed my left eye was seeing all blurry through my glasses and went in a week ago to get a new prescription and one eye remained the same while the other has gotten TWICE as bad... 225 to 425 in about 2 months time, AND it is drooping, so of course I'm wondering if I had some kind of mini stroke or a brain tumor.  It's the eye I got the injection that gave me the zombie eye right before Halloween.  The optometrist said he didn't think I need to see my ophthalmologist, but I'd rather feel stupid for going in for nothing if it gives me peace of mind, OR that they find something that can be fixed.  I called yesterday for an appointment and how lucky that I got one TODAY and afterschool so I don't have to take time off!

  • Calories out: 2120 From lifestyle:2120, From activities:0
Run
  • 35m 51s
  • 3.06 miles
  • 11m 42s /Mi

5:20 a.m.
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68 -- 34% -- W 8 mph
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Nice, easy run, legs felt good!

  • Calories out: 2377 From lifestyle:2098, From activities:279
Bike
  • 3h 31m 04s
  • 50.07 miles
  • 14.23 Mi/hr

8:05 a.m.
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Great ride with a couple of great ladies! This was a challenge for us, our longest ride to date was about 32 miles. It was overcast the whole time, and the wind picked up the second half of the ride and there was intermittent mist, but the route was pretty flat with a few moderate rollers near the end. Felt great to be out there! This was the Georgetown Red Poppy ride... I saw 3 red poppies and we saw a field of PURPLE poppies... still lots of bluebonnets out, but the grass is starting to take them over so not as pretty as a couple of weeks ago.

  • Calories out: 3820 From lifestyle:1992, From activities:1828

Taking a rest day today, yesterday my left calf was really sore and I ran anyways, and it was even more sore in the evening.  Not quite sure what caused it, but with a 50 mile bike coming up on Saturday, I'm hoping a day off will heal it up.  Not sure about tomorrow, still thinking about a swim, or a run....

  • Calories out: 2120 From lifestyle:2120, From activities:0

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