Too cold to walk outside -- drove to the Y and walked on the treadmill for a while. It's crazy cold outside. Just going to the mailbox is uncomfortable. I have the utmost respect for anyone who has to work outdoors.
  • 1h 00m
  • 17.00 miles
  • 17.00 Mi/hr

Zwift - Freerode for 30 minutes, then did their "Workout of the Week"

Went to lunch at Mom's. My sister brought along a beautiful quilt in vibrant colors. She said that the ladies at her church made it for her, it is a prayer quilt. Her surgery (neurotransmitter implanted in brain to treat Parkinsons) has been pushed out to the end of February due to all the COVID issues at the hospital, so this group of women rushed to make this quilt and present it to her. With all the dark stuff going on in the world, small acts like this are so good to hear about.

  • 1h 12m
  • 23.00 miles
  • 19.17 Mi/hr


  • 1h 00m
  • 16.00 miles
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In the morning, met with some bike club peeps and we cleaned out an old barn where a lot of club equipment (signs, corral setup, etc.) had been stored for years. The place was fine but everything has to be sanitized when used because there are raccoons, mice, etc. that get into anything that isn't sealed tightly. The current club president, Troy, has been on a mission to get everything out of the barn, cleaned up and moved into the club's storage facility. So we accomplished that today, which was a big win.

Rode the trainer in the afternoon. I had signed up for the Tour of Zwift, which is a series of 8 ride/races on various courses. This will be an enticement to use the trainer this winter.

  • Yoga
  • 30m
Just some yoga today, not quite ready to jump back on the trainer

Flew back to Ilinois this afternoon out of Punta Gorda. I'll be home for about 10 days and then fly back, Steve is going to stay at the condo and get some more work done. Last year we spent the entire month of January in Florida, but I'm good with two weeks at a time. The pet sitting bills get pretty steep after a while and with my cats being pretty old, it's stressful on them when we're gone.

The flight (Allegiant) was delayed by about half an hour for boarding. The airport seemed pretty busy for a small airport. Once on the plane, we had to sit and wait another half hour for the ground crew to come and do all the stuff they do to get a plane in the air. I overhead the flight attendants talking about it --- sounds like the staffing shortage has hit this airport in a bad way.

I had a window seat and watched the single baggage handler working. He looked barely old enough to be driving.

My brother picked me up at our local airport and drove me home. The garage door was frozen shut but kicking it dislodged the ice and I was able to get in. There's just a bit of snow and patches of ice on the roads.
  • 1h 51m
  • 33.37 miles
  • 18.04 Mi/hr

Met up with Tampa Bay club members, rode up the Suncoast Trail and back

We did a ride with some Tampa Bay club cyclists --- on the way to meet them, Steve admitted that this might be too fast of a ride for us, but we knew the route. Super nice bunch who were willing to throttle down the pace a bit.

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