69 degrees this morning, 71% humidity
Wonderful day yesterday, high around 90. The days have been typical nice Summer Days.
Hopefully I will get a chance to enjoy our back patio, it is hard to find the time to enjoy it!
Walk: 28:07 minutes, pace 13 seconds slower than goal
Swim: 21:54 minutes
Bicycle: (after work): 26:34 minutes
I don’t really have any goals for bike speed etc., I will develop some as time goes on. I just realized that my primary bike has lost the “low” “big” gear. It is the gear that I would shift into when common guy on a bigger than normal hill, so that will limit me for several weeks until I get the problem fixed.
Fortunately I have another bike, so if I can use it while it is being fixed, I like both of them, they are different to ride, so it is always a change.
I am still a long ways from when I would plan to ride for for half an hour (to which she replied “sure”) and then come in after riding an hour and one-half! It will be a while before I am going for long rides.
I may try to aim for the week long bike ride, but that is a ways off and I”m not used to riding with other bicyclists.
Getting a new helmet tomorrow, probably with lights so I can get ready to start riding early in the morning. I try to do all my bicycle business at a bicycle shop in a nearby town.
The owner of the bike shop is very reasonable on fixing and maintaining bikes, so I try to buy items from him if I can. He will even pick up and drop off the bicycle if he needs to repair it for a very modest fee. Can’t beat that!
I decided to go ahead and try to buy my walking shoes on-line, but it is difficult to do. I may try another shoe shore before I buy on-line.
I complained about not being able to find the ear plugs I like for swimming. Apparently Speedo has stopped selling a package of 12 for $10 and now sells 4 for $6.50. You can’t beat greed, but I”ll buy another brand. May not be quite as good but I may not notice the difference.
I checked on Amazon and the internet overall and found the package no longer available
The printed newspaper delivery has gotten so bad I didn’t get a paper twice this week (and they wouldn’t return my phone call) and arrived as late as 11 a.m. one morning. Time to cancel I guess. Now it is a matter of principle, like the shoe store, it just isn’t right to treat a customer that way.
That’s it for now, Saturday, July 27, 2019.