• 11h 00m

80DO - Day 9 - Booty
All work with bands -- 3 sets of 10 reps. Good stuff

I've posted a lot about my cat, BeeBee, over the years at BT. She's a tough calico who has survived liver failure, several respiratory infections, diabetes, pancreatitis, and for the last two years, congestive heart failure. As much as I've spent in vet bills, I joke that she should be made of solid gold.

Today was BeeBee's dental appointment to try to resolve the abscess in her mouth. The vet gave her an antibiotic shot last week and initially there was some improvement. She seemed to perk up and was moving around more, eating with seemingly less discomfort. But I was still finding little blots of blood on the old couch where she would sleep, and her eyes still had lots of goopy stuff. And she seemed to be having trouble breathing, which was very worrisome.

On Saturday her face swelled up again and there was constant drainage from her mouth and nose, like she had a massive sinus infection. I had a bad feeling about the whole thing and had kind of braced myself that maybe, at age 16, she was burning up what was left of her 9th life.

And I was right -- the vet had no sooner put her under anesthesia when he called and said he had found advanced oral cancer --- it had spread from the upper jawbone into the sinus cavity. There weren't many options --- he said that he could operate and at best, that might buy her a month at most, with very poor quality of life, but he did not recommend this. It was an easy decision to let her go.

It's tough to see them go...

  • 1h 00m

80DO - Day 8 - Total Body Core

  • 3h 14m
  • 45.50 miles
  • 14.07 Mi/hr

Rode to Wavely, got a piece of breakfast pizza at the Casey's, rode home. Beautiful day for a ride

Steve and I went out for dinner last night to celebrate my 30 year anniversary at Crawford, Murphy & Tilly. Like the saying goes, the days are short and the years are long. I vividly recall my first day there, most everything else is a bit of a blur. Normally this milestone would be celebrated by a lunch with my boss, but thanks to Covid, there'll be no such thing.

Yesterday's longish ride was a good one -- cloudy and overcast and not nearly as stifling hot as it has been. It almost felt like fall --- here and there you could smell woodsmoke and the tall grass on the side of the road is browning up. This must be the year for wild chicory (a light blue flower), I don't recall ever seeing so much of it, and it's very pretty. And lots of wild bee balm. Are people planting this or is it natural? Either way, I love to see all the wild flowers.

Woke up in the night with a wicked charlie horse in my right calf. Been a while since I had one of those. Guessing the combination of 80DO and long ride brought that on.

  • 4h 34m
  • 54.00 miles
  • 11.82 Mi/hr

Long ride on the gravel bikes

  • 31m

80DO - Day 6 - Cardio Flow
OMG!!! I was drenched after this workout --- very unique and went by quickly
spider push up
flamingo (this is the same as the “good morning” from leg day, despite the cute animal name)
diamond squat jumps (not sure why these didn’t get an animal name!)
duck walk (another reappearance from earlier in the week)
kick throughs (in plank, kick one leg to the opposite side and twist to meet it – again, no animal name for this one, oddly)
mule to frog

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

Raining out, so Zwifted

  • 46m

80DO - Day 5 - Legs

Work is picking up (of course, we're going into the weekend) and I had another Teams meeting where Teams crashed my computer. Spent some time on the phone with IT afterwards and may have resolved it. Tortured Steve with some "test" Team meetings and it seemed to work ok.

  • 49m

80DO - Day 4 - AAA

Ended up working a bit late on a project yesterday and then had some trouble sleeping through the night. I may push the 80DO workout to after lunch and see how that goes. With working from home, there's not a pressing reason to get workouts done in the early morning, other than it's a good way to start the day.

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

EZ laps on the singletrack

  • 49m

80 Day Obsession - Day 3 - Cardio Core
Had to do the modifier for many of the moves

Did two rides on Tuesday -- an easy morning ride on the gravel bike and then a "B" ride in the evening on the road bike. The B ride's leader stepped down suddenly, citing work issues that made it difficult to get to the ride, although I noticed on Strava that she got a ride in. Guessing burnout was a big part of her decision.

I would call it more of a "C" ride -- there were about 10 riders and I knew about half of the group. Lots of injured runners who are trying to ride more while rehabbing injuries. I talked to one lady for a while before the ride started. She said the group mostly just sticks to 2 routes. I was good with the route because it allowed me to peel off toward the end and ride home.

Not a bad ride and there was even a little sprint toward the end, so I'll keep this ride in mind.

We're leaving for Steamboat Springs on Friday the 8th. Originally this was for the SBT Gravel race, so we were just planning to be there 3 days, but since the race has been cancelled, decided to extend it to a week long bike cation. The condo we rented would have been fine for 3 days, but for a week, it's probably too small and the complex does not have a pool. Also, no laundry faciliites in the condo. That's a dealbreaker. We're on the hunt for a different place.

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