After breakfast, I made a to-do list for the day.
I rode 13 miles to the Lincoln Memorial. I was going to ride to the gym which is only four miles away but the weatherman said it would start raining about 1 pm and I wanted to get a warm dry ride in.
Of course, it didn’t rain. So I rode back to the gym. Because of new nerve problems in my legs, I decided to lay off the leg machines. Instead of doing two circuits on all the machines, I did three circuits on the upper body and core machines. This was probably not a good idea. For a start, my right foot went numb after I used the first machine (a shoulder raise gizmo).
I stuck with my plan. I arrived a little before 11 am. The people in the weight room were all business. There was no chatter, no sitting around. So I made it out of there by 1 pm without having to wait at all.
My upper body was a tad annoyed with me. I could hear my biceps saying “You are such an asshole” all the way home on Little Nellie.
Gym and bike ride done!
Next came lunch. Then a clock reset-a-thon. I have four bike computers, three different kinds. So I had to find out how to do the deed without obliterating other settings. After about 1/2 hour I succeeded. In the process, I saw that my computers have over 112,000 miles on them. Whoa.
Reset the bike computers. Done!
Next up were the clocks in the cars. Done!
Then I took a picture of a foundation wall crack in the back of the house and emailed it to a contractor who knows about such things. He emailed me back to tell me to keep and eye on the cracks. They are probably caused by the marine clay soil under the house drying out from the summer with very little rain. I am taking his advice because I can do nothing like a champ.
Deal with foundation cracks. Done!
Laundry was next. Done!
Bill paying. Done!
Check book balancing. Done!
I meditated for 30 minutes. Done!
The only things I haven’t done are shredding (our file cabinet is bursting at the seams) and read my Fredrik Backman book.
So what do you do when you retire? All the crap that you cram into the evenings.
Still, it didn’t feel like I accomplished much.
I’ll try again tomorrow.