I’ve Fallen…And I Got Up And Kept Running

I suffered a fall today while out running. Nothing serious, just a scraped knee and elbow. No excuses; I tripped over one of those plastic road reflectors and just did not catch myself in time. I scared a few people on the road, since they saw blood and assumed I was a zombie (the bloodContinue reading “I’ve Fallen…And I Got Up And Kept Running”

From Zero To Trail Running In Three Weeks

So I had a bad week a few weeks, back, what with lightning hitting the house and damaging a few things. Everything is fixed, though we do need a new A/C compressor, but that’s nothing to do with the strike; that’s a consequence of living where we live. Most people would have had a fewContinue reading “From Zero To Trail Running In Three Weeks”

I’m Committed Now…Or I Should Be Committed

So I signed up for a 10K race in November. Which got cancelled about two weeks after I signed up for it. Busing issues, the organizer says. We cannot move hot and sweaty busloads of runners to and from the parking areas to the starting point safely given the need to adhere to COVID-19 protocols.Continue reading “I’m Committed Now…Or I Should Be Committed”

It’s A Wonderful Workout …Even If The Pool Is Green

My Saturday morning started out like most Saturday mornings, with my two-hour Master’s team workout at the local pool. After a broken main pipe shut the pool for a few days last week, it was nice to be back. The 50-meter pool looked nice and clear. The 25-yard training pool was another story. It’s green.Continue reading “It’s A Wonderful Workout …Even If The Pool Is Green”

I Bought Shampoo; They Sent Me Stickers, Too

We’ve all coped with COVID-19 in a variety of ways. Some people drink and do recreational drugs; some do those things more than they used to. Some exercise more, or started exercising, or adapted to new workouts. Some people cooked more, or ordered in more often, or finally realized they’re not the cooks they assumedContinue reading “I Bought Shampoo; They Sent Me Stickers, Too”

I’m Working It All Wrong

I brought my road bike in for service today. It had been awhile, and a lot of miles, thanks to the lock down. Estimated costs for labor, replacements, repairs and cleaning is just shy of $200. And this bike shop likes me. They know me well. I buy a lot from them, including both myContinue reading “I’m Working It All Wrong”

I’m Not Entitled, It’s Just About My Rights!

I live in the South Florida area, and that is all you need to know when it comes to COVID-19. We are well over the 100,000 mark in terms of number of infections, and our state infection rate is over 10%. Our deaths per number of infections depends on whom you believe: the actual scientistsContinue reading “I’m Not Entitled, It’s Just About My Rights!”

My Post-Lock Down Shopping List

There are a few things I need once the lock down is lifted and shopping in regular malls and retail stores begins again. But the list is not what you think. I really hate to shop for myself and only do so when something needs to be replaced, or if it’s for competition purposes, andContinue reading “My Post-Lock Down Shopping List”

Just When You Want To Celebrate…You Can’t

I just had a birthday in lockdown. Not a big deal, or maybe it is. I never was the whoop-it-up type. Never went out, caroused, stayed out too late and came home not recalling where I was. I don’t come from particularly conservative people. My family could bring on a bash as well as theContinue reading “Just When You Want To Celebrate…You Can’t”