I exercised twice yesterday! In the morning I rode my trainer for an hour, and then in the afternoon I walked 4.5 miles laying my trail.
The best things I can say about my trail last night was that it was a trail, and that it’s done. I managed to get trail laid in plenty of time and then killed some time afterwards at Kroger. While I didn’t get to incorporate all of the parts of Piedmont Park (sections are closed) and midtown alleyways (they were too far away to keep trail short) that I wanted on my trail, I was able to snake it past the infamous Waschsalon. Fifteen hounds came out to run trail, and then drink at Guac y Margys afterwards. It was a little nerve wracking at the start because parking wasn’t the sure fire guarantee I hoped it would be since they have started to boot the cars of people who park there and use the Beltline. Luckily the restaurant manager had pieces of paper we could put on our dashboards to avoid problems. Next time a lay trail there will be ample, free parking. Due to the cold wind last night we took over the bar area inside. I had two beers at the end, plus a little more for the two down downs I did, before heading home.
It has been so windy this year! The wind ruined so many fire pit burnings that I had anticipated having with Bonnie, and soon, it will be too warm for fire.
I passed out on the futon watching YouTube around 11pm last night. After waking up and migrating into bed after midnight I fell asleep until 2am. Yep, I am pecking out this blog post while lying awake in bed again.
Remember I mentioned yesterday stopping my eating/drinking early last night? Well, that’s because this morning finds me at my primary care physician for a physical. It’s funny, I have lost weight and think that I am in better shape than I was the last time I visited for a physical, but I have a fear that I am going to receive news that I won’t like. Don’t ask, if there is something wrong and I wish to divulge it, I will. Bad news would be apropos, since it seems as if I have been drowning in Lurker’s Pain Barrel since failing Wordle on April 1st.
Upon returning home from my physical I will be choring in WLF to start making headway on my projects for 2022. My recent malaise and emotional incapacitation, combined with a late cold snap, have caused me to ignore WLF; it’s very weedy out there. Today I am going to construct a netted cage to put over one raised bed. This netting will hopefully keep out the cabbage white moths, as well as the critters that like snacking on brassicas such as broccoli, cauliflower, Swiss chard, etc. I am also going to gamble by planting out my four tomatillo plants today since we should not be getting another frost until later this year. Although looking at the weather forecast it appears we will dip into the low 40s again overnight, so I may wait until Thursday morning to transplant the tomatillos.
I am not handling my life well currently, I know that’s difficult for you to believe… Hopefully I can figure out a solution soon regain some happiness without taking any (more?) drastic measures.
This being Tuesday I will be doing my customary night alone at home. Nights alone are easier when I have weekend anticipation. At least this week I can look forward to Spring Tune Up at week’s end. Here’s to hoping STU creates memories that will be positive, and will remain so forever. I suppose tonight I will start planning my meals for STU since I will be heading to Rutledge on Thursday. Packing the M6 is a breeze, meal planning is always difficult. Bonnie, text me to let me know if you want to share meals again this year.
Hope that your week has started well, and that you remain healthy and/or recover swiftly.
Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 185.2 pounds (+0.4 from last week’s weigh-in); I’m okay with this, all things considered. I’m sure the doctor’s scale won’t be as kind as mine, however.
I solved today’s Wordle in two attempts; my starter today was FLOUR
It’s now 5:45am, my stomach is already growling but my physical isn’t until 7:30am. I am going to be hangry when the physical is completed.
That was a lucky starting word, considering the answer and I was a Wordle FAIL!
A 30 minute run yesterday and a few bouts of 3 straight minutes.. this getting back in shape sucks.
Went to Lowes last night and bought more dirt for planting bags as well as some sage and some other seasoning. I’m not the gardener…
Your weather for STU and the racing weather both look great.
Starting word was thanks to Betsy who sent me an animated gif “FOUR POWER” after hearing I was done with my trail. I told her that I would start with one of those two words, FLOUR seemed more apropos.
Youtube’s “Lantern Rouge” had a good review of both men’s and women’s Paris-Roubaix. The women had a DQ of the current world champion for a sticky bottle. Whoops. Being towed past 2 riders, then being on the bumper for an excessive length of time probably didn’t help either.
Hey now, no givebacks on the pain barrel. You’ve gotta foist that sucker on someone else! I am DONE with that shit. 🙂 🙂 🙂
I am pleased to report that I haven’t had pain meds in over 12 hours. They weren’t optional midday yesterday.
Workman-like Wordle in 5 as usual. 29 second NYT Mini, would have been faster if I could put my fingers on a diet.
Yay no pain meds :).
Paulie’s hash was actually very nice. You can’t go wrong running around midtown. And the end was deserted which was great for us. I’ve only been there when it was completely packed. I had a great time. Thanks :).
I concur this firepit season has suuuuucked. Very disappointing. If not wind, rain. Or extreme cold. I have so much lint and many, many toilet paper roll “fire starters”.
Yes, Wee, we need to chat more about STU!
The husband arrives in town in about 3 hours, so after I’ve had my first cup of coffee I need to start picking up this place. I have hash stuff and clothes strewn everywhere. Everywhere.
It’s still weird when I’m in midtown because I was dead-set on living there when we moved here, and then we didn’t. I always wonder how life would be if that was my ‘hood…
Midtown is my favorite neighborhood in Atlanta. I worked across from the High from 1989 to 1998. We lived in the Mayfair high-rise on 14th for a year in 1993-1994. I think you still chose well if Midtown wasn’t in the cards for you.
I looked at the Mayfair in 1996. To be fair, it was with someone who wanted to see one of the units, I was in no place to buy.
It was entirely rental when we were there. I had the worst year of anxiety about not dropping my keys down the trash chute. I never did, but I also quadruple checked for where my keys were every time. It was fun for a while, but schlepping groceries up and laundry down became tedious. I’m glad to have had the experience. It sure was convenient with regard to running the Peachtree that year.
Oh, maybe I looked at a rental? It’s been too long to be certain.
I also looked at the Mayfair, and a condo sort of across from the High as well, The Ansley Terrace, as well as a high rise next to Colony Square. And many others…
Have I ever mentioned I had a contract (that I let go) on a condo at Cherokee and Georgia? That could have been my ‘hood too! My balcony overlooked the park.
Oh man! We could have shouted at each other across the park!
And I forgot to pick up the chicken wire you found! I will be doing laundry tomorrow, so perhaps I will remember then.
Home from physical. Initial in-person exam is fine, but it’s always the bloodwork that concerns me. I know the they have to ask about your mental health, but I felt weird saying that I haven’t been depressed or had mood swings recently.
Thought about stopping somewhere for breakfast, but in the end returned home where I am snacking on Frosted Mini Wheats.
You do yourself no favors for not being honest with the doctor. If if “turn your head and cough” and “put your elbows on the table and relax” aren’t intrusive enough…
In the end I did mention my recent change of mental status. He asked if I wanted counseling. I declined.
That’s what you have US for! Please lie down on the couch…
As long as none of you try to check my prostrate…
Holy crap it’s still cold and blowing hard outside. I don’t want to work WLF, I guess I can wait until after lunch. Also, the trees are starting to put out leaves, which means the farm is getting more shade than I wish it did.
Wordle in 6 – I could not figure out what I was doing there today. Mini – 1:35.
Flour was a good choice of a 1st word today.
We may have finally found a camper for STU, (3 failed attempts to rent one – these people that list their campers really should go in the website & update info) or we may be tenting it. Who knows…….
Going to Tai Chi with Allan today- I’ll see if my 2nd class goes better than the 1st one a few weeks ago.
It’s still hard for me to think STU is two days away!
Good luck with the camper, and Tai Chi. Stan mentioned that he will be tent camping this weekend since his camper is blocked in at home.
Bob may be the only camper this time
Wordle in 3, but reading the comments here before playing may have constituted cheating.
Hope your bloodwork is free of surprises Paul. For the first time ever, mine came back with high bad cholesterol levels. I’m going to have to make some lifestyle changes. Only one heart attack per family allowed.
You got that $hit right. Been there, done that. Got the stent!