• 1h 00m
  • 11.00 miles
  • 11.00 Mi/hr


  • Yoga
  • 20m
The winter storm that was predicted hit around 8 a.m. When I pulled into the parking lot at the office it was slushy rain but at least the roads were ok. By noon it was nearly whiteout conditions. I left at 4 and it took nearly an hour to drive the 8 miles home (normally a 15-20 minute commute). Looked like the plows had been out but no salt or sand. I was a nervous wreck driving in that. Fortunately everyone was being careful.

  • 1h 20m
  • 10.00 miles
  • 7.50 Mi/hr

MTB with Steve and Brenda.

Grandkid duty was pretty good overall, there were only a few meltdowns. we took them to the Ansar Shrine circus Saturday afternoon. The girls (ages 8 and 5) loved it, especially the acrobats. Marshall (age 3) was bored and didn't really understand what was going on. Sunday morning we went to Skyzone, the trampoline place. The oldest got bored pretty quickly, as we've been there several times. So it's getting difficult to figure out activities that they can all enjoy, especially in the winter when we're stuck indoors. We might start just taking one kid at a time for overnights.

We had tiem in the afternoon for a mtb ride. It's probably the last really nice day before the cold sets in. Brenda drove out and met us and we rode the Lake Trails. There were a lot of people riding today, enjoying the warmish weather. Got home just as the sun was starting to set.

A gravel riding buddy who lives in northern Illinois is wanting to organize a gravel camp near Hannibal, MO this winter. Weather permitting, I think it sounds amazing and would be a great training opportunity.

Headed over to Hannibal this morning to watch Marshall (age 3) first indoor soccer game. It's always fun to watch the little ones. Then we're bringing all 3 grandkids home for the night. Taking them to Aunt Sue's and then to a circus, then returning them mid-day Sunday. It's supposed to be a bit warmer this weekend so I'm hopeful that I can get some outdoor activity in at some point.

Our department is hiring another Marketing Coordinator, who starts December 2nd. My boss is moving into a different office and asked if I would like to move into her old space. I practically leaped at the opportunity. It's just a cubicle but it has large windows and a view of a garden/terrace area. I've never had a window. It does get pretty cold back there but I can utilize a space heater.
  • Yoga
  • 20m

  • 50m
  • 18.00 miles
  • 21.60 Mi/hr

Kinetic group ride on Zwift. Got dropped after second lap

  • 20m

6 x 10 Smith machine squats, sets 1-2 45#, sets 3-4 50#, sets 5-6 55#
6 x 10 leg press, sets 1-2 70#, sets 3-4 80#, sets 5-6 85#
6 x 10 leg curl, sets 1-2 45#, sets 3-4 50#, sets 5-6 55#

It's 35 degrees at 5 AM and sounds like that's about as warm as today is going to be. Probably another Zwift ride on the docket for today.

  • 32m
  • 11.00 miles
  • 20.62 Mi/hr

More early morning Zwifting

This early morning Zwifting is getting to be habit-forming. I don't even put on bike shorts, just ride in my PJs (well, I do pull on bike shoes). No problems yet.

We've got a visitation to go to tonight (sister of a coworker who died from cancer at age 56). I'm not entirely certain we need to go, I feel like a card would be sufficient, but I suppose that if there's any doubt, it's best to make an appearance.

I'm charging up my bike lights. If it's not too freezing cold and snowy tomorrow night, there may be a mtb ride on the trails after work.

  • 32m
  • 10.00 miles
  • 18.75 Mi/hr

Another early morning Zwift session

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