OMGI’MF = Oh My God I’m Fat

It came as no surprise yesterday that I once again realized that I am fat. What did come as a surprise is that I have become so fat that I can no longer wear some of the cycling jerseys I’ve gotten over the past fifteen years.

Ride Paulie, Ride
On Saturday and Monday mornings I hopped onto my bicycle and rode, each day performing the same route (changing direction for the middle portion) — home to Stone Mountain and back, ~41 miles, including doing both loops inside the park! Woo Hoo!

As can be imagined it was easier to convince myself to go out on Saturday morning, but I was more proud of myself for getting out before the predicted rain yesterday.

Yesterday I wore my new Gators jersey. Inside Stone Mountain park I got a “Go Gators” from a woman riding passed me (after I filled my water bottles and waited to cross the road to make my way home). Had I been prepared for it I would have retuned a much more forceful “Go Gators” in return.

Now if I can only learn how to eat better I might be able to shed some of this weight and fit into those old jerseys again…

In the interim I have ordered two more extra-large cycling jerseys from Primal Wear, each of which were on sale so I shan’t be too sad when I slim down to the point that I can no longer wear them.

And When I Wasn’t Riding I Was Either Productive Or Completely Unproductive
I slept a lot this weekend, especially last night. After returning home from dinner last night I could not manage to keep my eyes open. I slept, and slept, and then got off the couch and went into the bedroom and slept some more.

However when I wasn’t turning over pedals or sawing logs I was doing things. On Sunday morning I raked the leaves and weeded the “flower” bed in front of the house, mowed the lawns, and used the leaf blower to clean up around the house.

In addition to that manual labor I did some mindful laboring by studying German, and watching some software development videos. I also did some mindful deterioration by watching the first two episodes of this season of MasterChef.

Oh, And I Got A Haircut
While getting my haircut on Sunday I found out that the place I’ve been getting my hair cut for the past four-plus years, Nadine’s Triple Crown, across the street from George’s Bar, will be closing at the end of June. Apparently the owners are getting a divorce and the business will be another of the casualties.

I Thought That I Had Much More
But I do have a ton of work to do today, so I better end this now.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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14 Responses to OMGI’MF

  1. Barb says:

    We rode Saturday morning, but I was not feeling lively yesterday, so Allan worked in the yard & I was lazy. I don’t know why, but I didn’t sleep well Sunday night, so I had zero energy yesterday. I guess sometimes you just need a down day.

    Nothing too exciting all weekend for us really.

    Steve – I talked to TJ – it wasn’t anything terrible, but I guess the driver for AirGas was terrible all weekend, and got impatient & tried to get thru when there wasn’t room when TJ was working with a rider.

  2. Steve says:

    A busy weekend. Time Trial Saturday- 5,4,3,2,1 Go about 150 times. Then road race yesterday. And I just learned TJ was hit by the Airgas team car (a jerk the boss already had words with after the race yesterday). Nothing majot that we can tell, as Barb didn’t know when I called her to find out the deal. Hopefully more info coming shortly.

    So Talansky is alone off the front and the rain has started. The riders were told in the event of rain, a section of the bridge with “cheese-grater” would be carpeted and they could cross that, instead of the slick metal. Talansky wanted nothing to do with that, so onto the sidewalk of the bridge, over the mid-span with the metal- only on the sidewalk, it’s wood, and bunny-hop back off the curb and onto the road. We freaked out a bit in the Comm car, but obviously, he had scoped this out in advance. The next lap there were fans in the way, so he was a good boy.

    Coming home last night with a stop at ATL to deliver the chief judge, the rain was occasionally intense. Saw one guy almost lose it when he started to hydroplane.


  3. Forgot to mention that my new “training schedule” will allow for two rest days, Tuesdays and Fridays. Now I need to figure out what exercise I shall be getting on Thursdays and Sundays, given that I am riding on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

  4. Steve says:

    We had problems with the Airgas team car all day long and this was just another incident. Just got off the phone with “speedbump” Grove and all is well.

  5. I also have so much to gripe about that I cannot air publicly. So instead I’ll mention my current peeve that I am wearing a dark blue t-shirt today, but I thought that I had pulled out a black one to go along with my black belt and sneakers. Harrumph!

  6. Steve says:

    That’s what you get for getting dressed in the dark.

  7. Barb says:

    Paulie – dark blue vs black – no one will notice (but you).

    I went shopping for some shoes & clothes this weekend, I have figured out I’m a terrible shopper, I’m a buyer. That isn’t really a good thing.

  8. Yeah, it’s not like I even have to worry about waking someone up by turning on a light. :-/

    OH YEAH, I also forgot to mention that this weekend I pulled the trigger for airline tickets to Portland. I’m flying to Portland the Wednesday before the hash (9/2) and taking the redeye home on Labor Day (9/7). I sprung for the “comfort” seat on the flight out. All-in-all my tickets cost $630. Ouch!

  9. Barb says:

    We might still go economy comfort on the way out – Felicia’s hubby is back working for Delta as a contractor in St.Croix, so he’s trying to get us exit rows. If that doesn’t work, I’ll spend the money. That’s a long damn flight with zero legroom. We are on the red eye home Monday night as well.

  10. Stacy Fox says:

    You know, it’s people like you houligans up there who keep these prices jacked up for the rest of us. They know SOMEONE out there will pay the ridiculous flight cost for comfort! 😉 (trust me, I would too if I could)

    As for wardrobe: black blue go together. Really — trust me! And it’s not just because I hate brown. The only time I wear a brown belt is if I’m wearing a brown blouse; otherwise black works with everything else.

    Thursday for exercise you’re welcomed to walk with me from my home to trivia! Granted, it’s only a little over 2 miles, but it’s something. That’s the plan now, with the idea to Lyft back again (since nobody ain’t needing to be walking down Boulevard after dark!). Will re-evaluate said plan depending on weather report.

  11. Jenka says:

    Yeah, black and blue go together. And it’s even better, because you don’t want to be too matchy-matchy.

    I had a great weekend. We went up to our cabin in Ellijay and just relaxed. It was very, uh, relaxing.

  12. I suppose I shouldn’t be too critical of black and blue given that I am wearing light-blue jeans (hellblaue Jeans) as part of this “outfit”.

    Okay Stacy, you are on for a walk — weather permitting. Let me know what time to arrive outside of your place and we’ll walk together. We can split the cost of a Lyft back.

    Sounds relaxing Jenka. Hope all is going well with the new house too.

  13. Barb says:

    its been monsooning in Marietta………..

  14. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I’m currently sitting in the rain, well in the M6 in the rain. I have to wait until 5pm before I can park for free at Colony Square.

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