• 55m

80D0 - Day 16 - Booty

Last night I went to the visitation for Ali's husband with coworker Chris. It was in a town about 45 minutes away so we carpooled. The rest of my department was there as well, and it was emotional in the sense that most of us had not seen each other except on the screen since Covid started. Ali (my boss) was holding up well considering everything but it was heartbreaking to see the pictures in the funeral home of their young family.

Turns out that Ryan (boss's husband) was driving home after visiting a friend and swerved to avoid something in the road, probably an animal. The accident is still under investigation. He went off the road and struck a telephone pole, but was ok and got out of the car, probably to check damage. He did so not realizing that the power lines had fallen and was electrocuted. It's such a freak accident.

Today will be dropping Latte off at vet's for a dental cleaning, then going in the office for a couple of hours to work. I'm hoping to squeeze a bike ride in at some point.

  • 1h 30m

80DO - Day 13 - Cardio Flow - 30 minutes
80DO - Day 15 - Total Body Core - 60 minutes

Back to the grind --- I weighed myself this morning and am just up about half a pound after all the big eating on vacation. I call that a bit of a win. There's quite a bit of laundry and unpacking to be done, but I'll work from home and take breaks to get that checked off.

My boss's husband was in an auto accident last Thursday and tragically did not survive. He was 36. They have 2 small children (7 and 2). HIs visitation is this evening and I'll meet my coworkers at the funeral home. I cannot imagine the grief Ali is going through right now.

We left Steamboat Springs early Saturday morning and drove most of the day, spending the night in St. Joseph, MO. Vacation was wonderful but once on the road, I was ready to get home.

We used Steve's niece, Amy, as our pet sitter while gone since we really wanted someone to stay in the house. My daughter is great for short trips but 9 days was a different animal. I was going to write a long rant about all the shit that Amy did or did not do, in spite of our instructions and an easy-to-follow checklist, but I'll just let it go and suffice to say that the cats are ok but we wont' be using Amy for pet/house sitting in the future.

  • 2h 51m
  • 29.26 miles
  • 10.27 Mi/hr

Rode up to the west summit of Rabbit Ears Pass. Climbed to 9,500 feet. I think this is a 5 mile climb at average grade of 7%. Wasn't entirely sure I could pull this off but kept at it. The downhill was totally worth it

Went over to the Botanical Gardens, about half a mile from the Hampton, and did their yoga class. Really good class in a beautiful setting.

In the afternoon Steve and I hiked some of the trails on Emerald Mountain. Evening was dinner at a nice Italian place and then s'mores at Barb's place.
  • 4h 27m
  • 51.80 miles
  • 11.64 Mi/hr

Rode out to Stagecoach Lake and around on the dirt/rocky service road up to the top of the dam. Had fun riding back down. Had a thunderstorm brewing right on our tails on the way back and had to stop and take shelter briefly when a strong wind swept through, nearly blowing us off the road. Not a good day for deeper wheels!

Today is a gravel ride on part of the cancelled-for-2020 Tour De Steamboat Gravel Loop, we'll head up to Stagecoach Lake and ride around there for a bit.

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