• 1h 16m 25s
  • 19.25 miles
  • 15.11 Mi/hr

10am I know why I almost always start off my bike on the uphill grade into the wind. But gosh, it is demoralizing to start off and not even be able to stay above 13mph. Oh but the return trip is oh so sweet!

Calories burned = one slice of cheesecake.

  • Stretching
  • 25m

Happy 4th of July to the U.S. peeps!

Typical start on the farm.  Got up around 4:30am to put the finishing touches on the cheesecake for the family cookout (new recipe:  Decadent chocolate chunk cheesecake.  New York style baked cheesecake with chocolate chunks throughout on an Oreo cookie crust and topped with ganache.)  I hope it tastes half as good as it looks.  Got the deviled eggs done too.  Oh so pretty!

Then outside to take care of the poultry.  We've been having trouble with racoons getting in the barns and making a mess.  Discovered the nicely baited-with-marshmallows live trap was holding a skunk.  I hate that!  Didn't actually spray too bad, but I am carrying a faint odor of skunk around with me.  :)

  • Health data: Sick: 2
Sport #1
  • Stretching
  • 15m

6am. 4 mile walk. 14:26, 13:45, 13:27, 13:31. Really tried to push the pace this morning. Thrilled to see 3 miles under 14:00 pace. It was a nice cool morning with lower humidity so it was much easier to do than the last time.

Sport #2
  • Walking
  • 55m 09s

6am. 4 mile walk. 14:26, 13:45, 13:27, 13:31. Really tried to push the pace this morning. Thrilled to see 3 miles under 14:00 pace. It was a nice cool morning with lower humidity so it was much easier to do than the last time.

  • Health data: Sick: 2
  • 40m
  • 1500.00 yards
  • 02m 40s /100 yards

7am lap swim.
warm up: 100y breast
1300y free continuous
cool down: 100y breast

  • Health data: Sick: 2
  • 3h 29m 33s
  • 47.28 miles
  • 13.54 Mi/hr

Another self-tour exploring different nooks and crannies of the county. Basically I rode up to Conneaut and had lunch at a park on Lake Erie and rode back home. I explored quite a few roads that I had not ridden on before. The first 25 miles were a direct shot into the wind. It was ugly, but I just took my time. Temps were in the mid 60's. Kind of weird for the first day of July. I was surprised to see about a dozen people swimming in Lake Erie when I got there. Lake temps are around 68 now and the air temp was cooler plus the 15+ mph winds. No thanks!

Overall a nice ride. Had some stomach issues on the ride home, but not until the very end. Don't know what caused that? Maybe I ate too much for lunch? Hmmmm?

  • Stretching
  • 15m

  • Health data: Sick: 2

I'm going to do my bike ride tomorrow instead of today for a couple reasons.  First, I do have to work today.  Second, I've already reached my goal miles for June and biking tomorrow will give me a start on July.  :)  I just need to figure out when I'm going to squeeze in the yard and farm work that needs done.  sigh.  :)

I've successfully completed two weeks without running and without going crazy!  :)  I'm cautiously optimistic that things are doing better in achilles tendonland.  My chronic side is just a tiny bit sore.  My acute side is even better.  No running next week for sure.  I'm really trying to be good!

I'm very excited that the relay team has come together for the Ashtabula tri.  I was really worried I wouldn't be able to participate this year, but now I can bike!!!!!

  • Health data: Sick: 2
  • 1h 11m 08s
  • 17.02 miles
  • 14.36 Mi/hr

a.m. commute. 22:18, 5.63 miles, 15.15 mph average.

p.m. commute. 48:50, 11.39 miles, 14.0 mph average. Leisurely ride home. I was tired and hungry.

  • Health data: Sick: 2
  • 1h 33m 44s
  • 23.50 miles
  • 15.04 Mi/hr

a.m. commute. 1:11:14, 17.86 miles, 15 mph average. HUMID! I was soaking wet by the time I got to work. Cold front should be through by lunch so should be better for the ride home.

p.m. commute. 22:30, 5.64 miles, 15 mph average. So I'm happily starting out my ride home and I look in my little helmet mirror and there, ever so politely, perched on my shoulder is a little black spider. Ok, I don't like spiders. Nothing rational here, but that's how it is. Good thing there was no traffic because it took several swats and some drunken swerving to get the dang thing off my shoulder. LOL!

Rode past a herd of longhorn cows and calves this morning.  I was thinking how it's a really good thing that the calves are not born with horns already.  ;)

  • Health data: Sick: 2

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