Sport #1
  • Aerobics
  • 20m

BOD Morning Meltdown - mini aerobics
Was in mood for something different

Sport #2
  • Aerobics
  • 30m

Jenny Ford - Step Across America - Tetons
Supposed to be harder than the prior workouts but it didn't challenge me all that much. There were a couple of quirky variations on the "V" step but otherwise it was very doable. Still worked up a good sweat

I got a reference from our vet for a pet sitter and today I met with her and decided that's who we will use when we are out of town in January. We'll let Terry or DD pet sit for shorter stints, but I need someone who is knowledgable about aquariums as well as cats. This young lady has a salt water aquarium and worked for 2 years at the local aquarium store before going back to school to become a vet assistant, so she passes the litmus test. My tank is a freshwater planted tank so there's extra maintenance besides just adding water and feeding the fish. She now works full time as a pet sitter and when Covid hit, had some scary months when trips were cancelled and thus her sitting jobs cancelled as well. Two of the local vets referred all nail trims and other small jobs to her to keep her business afloat (she had worked at both clinics) but it sounds like she had to tap into savings for a while. Anyway, I think she's going to be a great fit for us.

Other than that, I WFH'd and did some Christmas wrapping. In the evening we took a longish walk around the neighborhood and admired the lights. I have to say that our subdivision looks pretty beautiful this year.

Sport #1
  • Aerobics
  • 30m

Jenny Ford - Step Across America - Idaho
This was supposed to be a bit more challenging that the prior workout, but I didn't think it was all that tough. Still worked up a good sweat

Sport #2
  • Yoga
  • 55m

Yoga with Adrianne

Another day where it was supposed to be tolerably cold but ended up being way below my comfort level. The local mtb group put in a new trail this weekend and I'm itching to give it a try but it will have to wait. Worked on an easy project for the office and spent more time cleaning out emails, making sure work email isn't tied to any personal accounts, etc. I do get to keep the work email for a while so it's not like I'll be cut off on January 1.

This morning I went to check my gmail and got a scary error -- turns out Google had some kind of major outage and nothing was accessible for about an hour. This freaked me out since i'd moved all my photos, documents, etc. to my Google drive. All is well, however.

Bike
  • 1h 02m
  • 17.00 miles
  • 16.45 Mi/hr

Easy spin on Zwift

Sport
  • Aerobics
  • 30m

Jenny Ford - Step Across America - Colorado

Such a cold and overcast day. I think the high was 39 but it felt colder. Steve went out for a ride with some friends and took hours later to get his feet thawed out. Got some Christmas shopping and also ordered a couple of shirts that were on sale at Athleta.

Bike
  • 1h 10m
  • 20.00 miles
  • 17.14 Mi/hr

Zwift

Sport
  • Yoga
  • 30m

Yoga with Adrianne

Supposed to rain most of the day, so I'm thinking a Zwift session is on tap. It's also time to start wrapping Christmas presents, which should be a much simpler task this year since we've cut waaaaaayyy back.

Sport
  • Aerobics
  • 30m

Jenny Ford - Step Across America - Season 2, Episode 4 "Colorado"
Good one today
https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B07RXN68M6/ref=atv_dp_bb_v0_l...

Strength
  • 30m

21 Day Fix Extreme - Dirty 30

Sport
  • Aerobics
  • 30m

Jenny Ford Step Across America - Nevada
2nd time on this workout

Working from home today since we were traveling and exposed to who-knows-what. Our company is following CDC guidelines and it appears at least for the time being, that it's prudent to quarantine for 7 days after travel out of state. I think that's reduced from 10 days, so it's not a huge problem.

My mom called this morning, probably to be sure I got home in one piece but also to share her news that she has decided to get a total knee replacement. This will probably be in April or May. I have such mixed feelings about this, having seen Steve go through this surgery twice. He was in so much pain and had many side effects from the pain killers, so basically had to tough it out using just Advil. Mom is in great health but she is 86, but then again, she can't really walk any more and the shots aren't giving her much relief. It's a bit of a no-win situation.

Yesterday while riding on the bike path to get to the mtb trails, we ran into a couple we know who are 2 years older than us -- they are in great shape and the wife is a retired nurse. Turns out she picked up COVID somewhere but breezed through it with minor cold-like symptoms. Her husband was not so fortunate and ended up in the ICU for 12 days. He said he is still exhausted but is taking short bike rides to get some fresh air and is slowly recovering. It's so crazy how two people living under the same roof can be affected so differently by this virus.

Bike
  • 1h 15m
  • 9.00 miles
  • 7.20 Mi/hr

Short mtb ride with Steve on the lake trails. Feeling kind of worn out and made some stupid mistakes, picking bad lines.

our flight home was uneventful and we were back home by 10 am. The cats were glad to see us but didn't seem as freaked out as usual. We let Terry the cleaning lady take care of them this time (first time) and she did a great job.

After a couple of days of inactivity, I really needed some exercise and we did a short mtb ride. I had heard there was a dead deer on one of the trails and sure enough, a good size doe lay literally ON a trail. The coyotes have been working on it, so there's that, but it bothered me to have to ride around her and I tried not to look. It's unclear who is responsible for removing the carcass, so it will probably just stay there. Might have to avoid that area for a while.

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