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Old 09-25-2012, 09:00 PM
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Hoptologist?
I had to look that one up.
While you're at it, check out Hoptimum -- brisk to a fault!

Ms. RR bought Belgian Ale's Red Hoptober, which I enjoyed after a ride, and it was much less of a hop-bomb than the previous hoppy beers. Very tasty, and red, too.
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Evening.

The 2-wheel therapist talked me into a 30.4mi/1:48hr ride this evening. Would have liked to ride a bit more, but I was getting a bit tired....it was 6mi loops in an industrial park. Yes, loops are kinda boring, but hardly any traffic. Beats the close calls when riding from the house earlier in the afternoon (getting darker earlier, ride earlier).

Anyways...another day down.

This too, shall pass. But not damn quick enough....
No kidding. Between school buses and home-bound commuters, it can get ugly out there.

Good for you getting out there.
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My two-wheeled therapy was tougher and longer than I'd intended; I miscalculated the distance. Still got in before sunset, and now the legs are crying for the foam roller.

Hey, MV, as a former certified personal trainer, I'd recommend you consult a specialist. You don't know if it's a tendon, a ligament, or a muscle, but a specialist can. Rehabbing any of them is very different (no direct blood flow to the first two, and the muscles are small and delicate). I promise the $$ is worth it. Otherwise long-term damage can result. And I don't want that for you.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:16 AM
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30 minutes with Coach Troy last night.
I really need to work on my endurance and my power output.
Well, I finally got an email from the company saying I should get my tuition reimbursement back first paycheck in Oct. (only took 3 1/2 months ).
Just in time to cover the costs of auto insurance and the gutter covers I had installed. Then I need to come up with the funds for this semester's tuition.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:20 AM
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Evening.

The 2-wheel therapist talked me into a 30.4mi/1:48hr ride this evening. Would have liked to ride a bit more, but I was getting a bit tired....it was 6mi loops in an industrial park. Yes, loops are kinda boring, but hardly any traffic. Beats the close calls when riding from the house earlier in the afternoon (getting darker earlier, ride earlier).

Anyways...another day down.

This too, shall pass. But not damn quick enough....
I noticed the long shadows in the afternoon.

Hang in there, WP. "It" never really goes away, but you learn to find a place for it and manage it better over time.

Speaking of hoppy beers, I recommend:

Southern Tier 2XIPA, Great Lakes Commodore Perry, and Highlands Kashmir IPA.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:24 AM
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30 minutes with Coach Troy last night.
I really need to work on my endurance and my power output.
Well, I finally got an email from the company saying I should get my tuition reimbursement back first paycheck in Oct. (only took 3 1/2 months ).
Just in time to cover the costs of auto insurance and the gutter covers I had installed. Then I need to come up with the funds for this semester's tuition.
Dang. Don't feel bad. My butt hasn't seen saddle time since my last TT on 9/13.

Had planned to attempt my first century on Saturday in Asheboro, thinking I'd have gotten in a couple of metrics between then and last TT, but it hasn't worked out that way, so looks like I'll be doing the 50-miler on Saturday (weather permitting), and maybe a metric on Sunday ("life" permitting).
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:11 AM
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I don't think I could do a 50 miler at this point....my butt would protest way too much.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:34 AM
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My butt seldom protests up to about a metric-length ride. I have a women's Bontrager InForm RL saddle, the widest I could get, even though the Bontrager measuring device says I should have the next size narrower. I feel like I need a slight wider saddle. In any case, the current saddle does let me ride a full metric (even most or all of it in saddle), without pain to butt or nethers. My stock Selle saddle, on the other hand, had the girls crying after 25 miles, and would leave me feeling bruised for days after a metric.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:44 AM
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So, my friend was moved back to the hospital last night to 1) get her properly hydrated (seems the increase in activity in rehab along with her not drinking enough left her dehydrated); 2) get her hemoglobin up (I suspect her weekly EPO dose was dc'd too soon); and 3) reduce some of the edema in her legs using lasix (I suspect some of this will resolve with increased activity, once she is back in rehab -- doesn't seem to be related to heart as last word I heard is that she has a 60% ejection fraction!).

Hope she just needs a day or so on the sidelines, and can get back into rehab soon. She was really starting to get into it, and had already been given a projected discharge date to work for. She was really excited about getting home, and feeling stronger and more optimistic. Gave her a pep talk last night, trying to keep her from feeling demoralized at being back in the hospital....
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:46 AM
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Hang in there, WP. "It" never really goes away, but you learn to find a place for it and manage it better over time.
First week, I'm just numb I guess, not really comprehending what has happened even though I have to make "those" arrangements. I'm pretty good when it comes to just talking about his death and what happened.

Second week, back at work, but the concentration only lasts for about half a day. The remainder of teh afternoon & evening suck. Then, last week (3rd), concentration was a little better, but the evenings are still hardest.

Now, this week, just the thought of even talking about it has me in tears. A sound, a sight, a smell, the wind, the beautiful sunshiny day on Saturday & Sunday - everything reminds me of him.

I guess it gets worse before it ever gets somewhat better. Sigh.

On a more better note...home this evening to mow the yard, even though I feel like I'd rather go for a ride. Maybe I can do both. Trainer to visit tomorrow to train me on how to train Taylor again. She doesn't listen worth a damn right now. But...Friday is a half day (10:30a) and I may try to get out for a 30-40 mile ride.

Saturday - I found a MeetUp group that is doing a 4.5mi hike in Clemmons that I'm going to go do...maybe I'll meet some new friends.

And, Sunday - traveling by train to Salisbury to meet Hank & get the Prius. Not really sure how I feel about getting the car back and his clothes. I'm sure it's going to be a weepy drive home. Maybe I can get in a bike ride once home for some therapy.

Oh yea...I am getting the grandkids for a whole damn weekend real soon. 10/12-10/14 while Nicole goes to the race & has a bit of fun. I'm sorta looking forward to it, yet a bit scared/apprehensive at the same time....
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