• 55m
  • 16.00 miles
  • 17.45 Mi/hr


  • 53m

80DO - Day 22 - Booty

Got the email yesterday that our last event of 2020, the Big Sugar Gravel Race in Bentonville, Arksas, will not take place this year. We've got the option to defer or get a refund. Need to see what Steve wants to do. My friend Brenda is inclined to defer until 2022, which is an option. It's a Lifetime Fitness event, so they do have their gym memberships to sustain them, but I have to wonder what kind of an impact all of these cancellations will have on that company and if the race will even happen in 2022.

  • 57m

80DO - Day 21 - Total Body Core

  • Yoga
  • 20m
Slept like crap last night for no apparent reason, so I'm glad today is a light day with nowhere I need to be other than work-from-home. There will likely be a nap in there at some point.

  • 3h 22m
  • 45.00 miles
  • 13.37 Mi/hr
We spent the day at the water park with the grandkids --- they are only selling passes until it hits 50% so not crowded. The water was very cold initially but it warmed up and by the time we left (around 3), it was almost like bathwater. These kids go back to school next week (Hannibal, Missouri). It sounds like other than having to wear masks, things will be pretty much normal.

I question how the whole mask thing for kids will go. The 4 yo lost his mask within 30 minutes (we had a spare) of leaving the house. I don't envy parents and educators with the challenges they are facing this year.

We are meeting Katie in Jacksonville (halfway point) to drop off kids, then Steve and I plan to do a little riding around that area.

  • 30m

80DO - Day 20 - Cardio Flow

We have Steve's grandkids today -- will probably take them to the water park. They are fun kids and the girls (Zayli 9 and Eleanor 6) are really coming into their own, if that makes sense. They are thoughtful, smart and funny young ladies. Marshall (4) is a typical little boy, all full of energy and chatty.

On Friday, I spent most of the day in the office and it was seriously depressing. It felt a little like I'd broken into an abandoned building. There were a few other people physically in the building but for the most part, everyone is still working from home. I noticed that there are a some serious cobwebs with spiders flourishing in the corners.

  • 1h 02m
  • 18.00 miles
  • 17.42 Mi/hr

Zwift - Build Me Up Training Plan - Workout 2

  • 51m

80DO - Day 19 - Legs

Friday! I need to go in the office today to work, then tonight we will have Steve's grandkids for a last-sleepover-before-school-starts.

Decided to do the Zwift Build Me Up Training Plan -- the workouts aren't too long and there's quite a bit of variety.

Bike #1
  • 1h 16m
  • 21.00 miles
  • 16.58 Mi/hr

Steve and I took the road bikes around the bike path and back home. Beautiful morning, feels like fall

Bike #2
  • 1h 00m
  • 16.00 miles
  • 16.00 Mi/hr


  • 55m

80DO - Day 18 - AAA

Should be another quiet day workwise. I made a reservation for a lap lane over my lunch hour and need to make myself go.

Afternoon Update -- Blew off the swim. Was feeling kind of lazy and didn't have the initiative to get in the car and drive into town.

  • 55m
  • 12.00 miles
  • 13.09 Mi/hr

Short little ride to start the day

  • 36m

80DO - Day 17 - Cardio Core

Should be a fairly quiet day today. Not much going on at work other than some housekeeping tasks.

I picked Latte up from the vet around 4:30 yesterday --- I knew he had at least one bad tooth. They ended up pulling 3 teeth. He was pretty out of it most of the evening from the pain killers and the anesthesia but this morning he's acting fairly normally.

Thinking it might be good to get back on some kind of training schedule -- I've pretty much just been doing EZ rides and while they are very enjoyable, I think some interval work would go a long way toward being a better rider. Maybe something on Zwift...

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