• 15m

Kettlebell workout from Youtube

  • Aerobics
  • 30m

Did a step aerobics class I found on Youtube and worked up a good sweat

Rainy day. Stayed indoors and worked on some projects that have been on the back burner for a while.

  • 5h 45m
  • 75.00 miles
  • 13.04 Mi/hr

Big ride to scout a possible route

Went out on a longish ride with Steve and Joe, to test out a potential route for the upcoming Capital City Century. There's not enough gravel on it to call it a gravel route, so it will be termed a "groad" ride. Meh...anyway, we were on some pretty neat roads that none of us had been on before and crossed three counties.

Neighbors on both sides are having amazing success this year with their gardens --- one brought us a bag of sweet corn and a bag of peaches, the other gave us a bunch of cucumbers and tried to pawn off some cherry tomatoes, but we have our own plants that are busting with little cherries.

  • 1h 20m
  • 20.00 miles
  • 15.00 Mi/hr

Out early with Steve --- did a lap through the wildlife sanctuary and saw a lot of deer

Blech, so hot and humid out there. It's supposed to rain later and bring in some cool air.
We're tentatively shopping for new living room furniture (just a couch and recliner), so went to a couple of furniture stores today. It's crazy how much of a delay there is to order anything --- 6 months to a year. Found a couple of pieces that might work but did not make a final decision just yet.

Discovered a cool yoga site that is sort of a clearinghouse for a lot of online instructors. I'm working through Sara Beth's power yoga and really enjoying her practice --- doing one video a day and then going back and doing that again, as hers are a little more challenging and don't necessarily follow the usual flow.

  • 1h 20m
  • 20.00 miles
  • 15.00 Mi/hr

  • 1h 20m
  • 20.00 miles
  • 15.00 Mi/hr

EZ cruise on the gravel bike

Went to lunch with a former coworker and got caught up on office gossip. I really don't miss that BS at all.

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

Monday night gravel

The feels like temp was hovering around 100, so for the Monday night ride, I asked if everyone would mind if we just rode up the paved bike path and then did some laps on the singletrack. This was a hit and a couple of people did not know about the existence of the trails. Being in the cool forest was great.

We meet in the parking lot of one of the larger parks in Springfield and there's plenty of parking to go around. When we got back, there were two beat up cars parked right next to Molly's SUV. Keep in mind that there was absolutely no reason to park right next to her car, as there were only a few vehicles in the parking lot. One of the cars was parked so close that she would have had a tough time getting in on the driver's side. And some real sketchy looking young men hanging around. One of them had a pair of pliars and was messing around with what looked like electrical conduit, all spread out on the back of his vehicle. No idea what that was about.

Molly had brought some cold drinks to share and we set up camp. The two guys eventually got in their car and left. It felt like we had interrupted something --- drug deal? One of the cyclists said it looked like they might be planning to try to break into Molly's car.

At any rate, we'll move the meeting location to a more frequented area for next time.

Rest day today. Worked at an aid station for a couple of hours for the bike club and then went home and stayed out of the heat.

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