I find it impossible to believe that I’ve used that title twice before.
37 At 15
I went out for what I had intended to be a stress-relieving bike ride to Stone Mountain, leaving at around 9:30am. The first thing I noticed was how hot it was for this late in the year. Good golly Miss Molly!
I struggled with traffic lights, seemingly getting caught at each and every one.
I discovered that my Wahoo Fitness TICKR heart rate monitor was no longer working (late last night I found a fresh battery and it is working again).
I struggled with the amount of traffic on the roads.
I realized that I forgot to change my Wahoo Fitness app’s category from “Run” to “Cycle”, so my entire ride was recorded as a run (boy do I run fast when I run on a bicycle!).
And to combat all of this I took the “wrong way” ’round the mountain, read “counter-clockwise”. I could have used that short but steep, climb in the park’s outer loop for Vermont training…
I thought that I was moving at a fairly reasonable rate of speed until I did the calculation to see that after two hours I had only covered thirty miles, for a paltry 15 mph average speed. I probably could have used a second heart and a third lung during portions of the ride as well.
My ride took me about two hours, thirty minutes, and at the end I was wiped out. I was finished at 12pm, didn’t get in the shower until nearly 1pm, and didn’t leave the house again until 4pm and that was to eat an early dinner since all I ate for lunch was handfuls of almonds with a 32oz Gatorade. As I recovered it took immense concentration to not move my legs in a fashion that would encourage cramping.
The other day I mentioned picking up a bottle of Alpine Beer Company Duet IPA at Hop City on the west side. I “rewarded” myself last night by drinking the 22-ounce bottle only to see “Best By: 07-July-2016” imprinted on the label as I poured out the remainder of the bottle into my glass. I guess it never dawned on my that any beer would hang around Hop City long enough to exceed its “Best By” date.
“Inspired By ‘The Incomparable’ Podcast” (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
This is a photo of the Alpine Beer Company’s Duet IPA that I purchased at Hop City. Not only did I want to document my purchase, I thought the colors on the label played well with the colors on the wall of the fountain.
I pay a lot of money to insure the M6. This is the price I pay quarterly for being a male (even though I am over 50), single, living in a “high crime” area, and having previously made claims against my insurance. I’ve looked into alternative sources of insurance, none of which are much cheaper. Looks as if I really will have to get a job again. Dangen!