Enjoying life one day at a time

Sunday - July 7

Spent a lovely morning with our hosts for the evening. The party was at their house, and they opened their place to us to stay over night (we considered crashing at a hotel... but they insisted we stay with them). They even gave us breakfast in the morning... pretty amazing people. We have known them a long time, but haven't seen them in years... but they are so generous and open. We absolutely loved their hospitality... I just wish we could repay them for their kindness.

At noon, we decided that the weather was too questionable to attempt going to the beach with the boys, so we made the decision to meet them in Stratford, at a quaint little drive-in diner that we love stopping at on the way home from the beach. Some of the most amazing soft-serve ice cream and really excellent food for a fast food place. Had a fun time with our boys.

Came home and folded my laundry and got caught up on watching Le Tour... it's been a great weekend, despite the crappy weather. Yesterday would have been a perfect day to ride, but I had just a little to much to do. Thought about a ride this afternoon, but by the time I was ready, it started to rain, yet again.

Rest weekend is ok too. I'm not getting any younger. ;)

Saturday - July 6

Swim
  • 24m
  • 800.00 meters
  • 03m /100 meters

Unsure of distance... time is accurate. We were at a friends b'day party, at a private residence that was on the beach. So, I used this opportunity to get in a little swim with the wet suit. It was an awesome calm evening and the water was comfortable. I wasn't exactly comfortable swimming, but I held my own. I swam strong and steady, but not fast. Many of the people who watched me were very impressed how far I swam, but I wasn't. I've slowed down a lot... but it's ok, I felt comfortable and had a lovely swim.


SWeetums worked today, so I had a LOT to do. We were invited to a friends birthday party in Sarnia, which is a two+ hour drive. So here's my agenda for the day:

  • take Sweetums to work at 6:30
  • do grocery shopping
  • p/u water
  • clean bicycles
  • pack up my clothes for staying over night in Sarnia
  • get all the beach gear out for the the kids to pack for joining us at the beach tomorrow
  • mow the lawn
  • strip our bed
  • do my laundry (including the bedding)
  • shower and manscape
  • take #3 to town to purchase b'day present for party we didn't know about
  • p/u drinks for our evening
  • p/u Sweetums at work
  • drive to Sarnia
  • party all night
  • Crash hard at 1:30 after almost 20 hours awake (cause I slept horribly the night before)

I had fun though... except for being so tired.

  • Calories out: 2055 From lifestyle:1914, From activities:140

Friday - July 5

no riding today... rain expected all day, and I had enough of riding in the rain yesterday.

Thursday - July 4

Bike #1
  • 38m 25s
  • 19.82 kms
  • 30.96 KM/hr

Wet commute... raining and sweaty.

Took the shortest route to work, which is also the busiest traffic wise, but I didn't want to be riding in the rain any longer then I had to. I also was pushing bigger gears than normal, and had a tailwind (I think). Made for a quick ride in to work.

One "gentleman" is being reported to the police... what he did was inexcusable and totally dangerous. I have no words... polite words at any rate... to describe this---person. :(

In zone: 27:42
Calories: 373

Bike #2
  • 43m 30s
  • 21.20 kms
  • 29.24 KM/hr

Sort of TT'd home... but the headwind was very difficult today, so I didn't give it my all. I was still going hard, just not full out. Took a couple breaks during the ride too, went VERY easy up the last hill as I was just worn out... the humidity was no help either. I was DRIPPIN' wet when I got home... almost like I rode in the rain like this morning. :o

In zone: 34:00
Calories: 463

  • Calories out: 2643 From lifestyle:1885, From activities:758

Wednesday - July 3

Bike #1
  • 45m 20s
  • 22.57 kms
  • 29.87 KM/hr

Morning sweaty ride... didn't push hard, just rode my ride. Bigger ring for the entire ride, trying to increase my leg strength by pushing harder gears.

One ... and only one... dipshit driver this morning... tried to hit me while I was making left turn at the advanced green. He had red light, but still decided he was going to turn into my lane. What a freakin' A$$!!!!!!!!

In zone: 18:11
Calories: 398

Bike #2
  • 43m
  • 22.57 kms
  • 31.49 KM/hr

warm and sweaty ride home... pushed the big gears and worked hard to get home. Work went long ... yet again... and I just wanted to get out of there. Sped home as best I could with a bit of a head wind... or maybe just a little crosswind. It really wasn't that hard, it was just a little annoying.

In zone: 36:24
Calories: 471

  • Calories out: 2697 From lifestyle:1882, From activities:814

Tuesday - July 2

rest day...

Monday - July 1

Bike
  • 2h 23m 13s
  • 28.20 kms
  • 11.81 KM/hr

I was tired, and didn't feel like fighting the wind today, so went over to the trails. I wasn't sure they would be dry enough to ride today as we had a WHOLE bunch of rain on Friday (about 2" in a couple hours... lots of flooding). I decided I would ride the multi-purpose trail around the trail system to make sure the trails were ride-able. This trail was quite dry so, I went on one of the easier trails to see how it was. It was in good condition... a couple softer areas, but everything else was dry. So I spent some time exploring.... and had some fun on the War Pig. I only rode about 1/3 of the trail system (some of it I assumed would be too wet still, so didn't even go there).

I was still very unsure of the trails, so stayed on the brakes a lot... stayed away from the rock gardens and the difficult whoop-ups (always an out around these technical sections). The spring has been SO wet that the undergrowth is insanely long. Some sections it was so lush you couldn't even see the trails. It was a little nerve racking, but still fun. Had fun, and worked hard. Came VERY close to wrapping myself and bike around a tree, but was able to stop in time (hand on tree and not slammed between handlebar and tree)... other than that, only a couple places where I even had to put a foot down. Good riding!!

Strava says 28 kms.... but I'm not sure if that is right. Hard to say, as I have no computer on the bike to collaborate the GPS data. I did ride from my place to the trails... about a 5 km trip in either direction. Legs felt fine on the Schwinny... just a little tired. The climbing was never too difficult... only once did I truly have to put a foot down because I was in the wrong gear... but never once did I go down into the granny gear.

Max HR... not true... probably more like 130. I worked hard in a couple places, but nothing that hard. :|

In zone: 22:51
Calories: 943

  • Calories out: 2334 From lifestyle:1855, From activities:479

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