• 1h 58m
  • 13.44 miles
  • 6.83 Mi/hr

Comlara Park

  • Aerobics
  • 25m

Good old fasioned step class -- found a video on Amazon Prime

Tried out a step aerobics class today using a video from Amazon Prime. I was drenched by the end and it was just a half hour class. I'm not sure why step classes are no longer in favor (safety maybe?) but it was a heckuva workout.

Took the afternoon off and Steve and I drove up to Bloomington and rode the mtbs around Evergreen Lake. There's a fantastic singletrack system there but it's kind of confusing if you don't go with a local. I found a GPS track on RideWithGPS that followed a trail all the way around the lake and dipped into the singletrack a bit. The GPS route was kind of wonky and we had to do some out and back experimentation a few times, but we made it around the lake. Clipped a handlebar on a tree going through a twisty section and took a mild spill but I was going pretty slowly so no harm done. We saw a bunch of deer. Toward the end, the route took us on a stretch of singletrack that appeared to not get much use -- it was hard to find the trail with all the leaf cover. It was getting late in the day and the sun was dipping in the west. In my mind I knew we weren't really far from the road but I was still having some anxiety about getting caught out in the woods after dark with no lights.

Legs were fried after that big ride. Had a big hot tub session that helped with recovery.

  • 1h 20m
  • 12.00 miles
  • 9.00 Mi/hr

Parked at Centennial Park and rode up to the Lewis trails, did a few laps and then went back and rode the grass trails

  • 25m

Shaun T Focus 25 Beta - Upper Body Focus

Our county is having a spike in Covid numbers and as such, indoor dining at restaurants will be shut down yet again until the numbers improve. I feel so bad for all of these business owners. We went to the pub up the street for one last indoor meal. They have a lot of outdoor tables but it's in the 40s now and it's too large of an area to use the patio heaters. It was really sad. They had removed most of the tables and there were only 3 servers working.

I'm getting a nice feel for the new mountain bike (traded the Fuse in for a Chisel). It's so much lighter and easier to maneuver. The LBS owner built me up a set of very nice wheels and is going to try to sell the stock wheels for store credit.

Steve is on a kick to replace our smoke detectors with better units. Ugh, what a project...

  • 1h 12m
  • 12.00 miles
  • 10.00 Mi/hr

Lake trails. Some slippery spots where I walked vs rode

  • HIIT
  • 30m

21Day Fix Extreme - Cardio
More of a HIIT class --- you would do a minute of weight work and then 30 seconds of high intensity cardio. Nice mix

  • 1h 05m
  • 11.00 miles
  • 10.15 Mi/hr

Steve and I took the MTBs over to the lake trails. Felt like I rode pretty well, only had to walk a couple of sections.

  • 30m

21 Day Fix Extreme - Lower Body
Liked this workout, time seemed to fly

Our department had a Teams meeting today. At the end I made my official retirement announcement. It was no surprise but it felt good to state my intentions in front of all of my coworkers, rather than just talk about it in casual conversation.

Weather is crazy right now -- it was in the mid 70s with crazy wind most of the day and then around 4 pm a big scary dark front moved through and dumped rain on the area, then things cooled off to more seasonal temps.

Now my brother's family has to quarantine --- he works at a community college and evidently a coworker tested positive (again, no symptoms). My sister has had her second negative Covid test and will be allowed to return to work on Friday. She's been able to work from home without issues, seeing patients via telehealth.
  • 2h 20m
  • 30.00 miles
  • 12.86 Mi/hr

Gravel riding at Site M with Brenda and Lane

  • 2h 09m
  • 26.40 miles
  • 12.28 Mi/hr

Mike's Brisket Ride

Had a great gravel ride with friends today --- we started at Mike's house near Milton. It's a little over an hour's drive but it's a bit like stepping back in time. He rehabbed a farmhouse that had been in his family for 3 generations. His son lives there now, taking college classes online.

We've been on this route before but Mike pointed out a couple of interesting things this time --- the best was a spring bubbling out of the side of a bluff. In one spot someone had tapped the spring with a pipe and water collected in a mossy, wooden trough under this. Mike actually refilled his water bottle from this spring, as he apparently does frequently. I would be afraid to do this but whatever. The spring also reappeared slightly further up the road at the mouth of a small cave/grotto in the side of the bluff. There was a clearing in the woods with a picnic table, as if someone had set up a park.

Learned that some of the poor people who lives in the nearby town of Pearl use this spring as their source of drinking water. Like I's only an hour away but it's a little like stepping back in time.

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