With some guidance from a friend I bought a road bike in January. Shortly after acquiring the bike I got an indoor trainer and got fitted for the bike. The fitting was underwhelming but with a shim under my left cleat and a tiny adjustment to my saddle height, I quickly put 1,000 miles behind me. More then anything I was happy to know that the bike I purchased actually fit me. Purchasing a nice bike has become quite difficult due to the pandemic.
Some time last year I signed up to be able to go to nearly any gym through active & fit which has been awesome since we were traveling most of last year. I had to bounce around a few different gyms but I started swimming at least once a week in January. I got more consistent after we moved into our house in February as there is a local Gold’s Gym down the road that always has an empty pool, or at the very least a very short queue.
On March 13 I caused plantar fasciitis in my right foot by getting out and running 18 miles after not having run for a while. This took me off my feet for a month.
Keeda was the best companion anyone could ask for. If you ever met her you were probably impressed with her polite friendliness and simple obedience. She was my cohort for a decade and a half. She was always excited to adventure and traveled tens of thousands of miles with me. At this moment in time I don’t know how to put her story to words but I love her and will always miss her.
4,000 miles later, we made it from Las Cruces, New Mexico to West Point, Virginia! After visiting some family & friends in Colorado and Minnesota, we decided to wing it and stop wherever seemed interesting. It was a blast!
Strava just reminded me that I broke 500 miles of jogging since I switched to minimalist shoes. On February 19th, exactly 7 months ago yesterday I purchased WHITIN Men’s Minimalist Trail Runner shoes from Amazon and have been running in them since.
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Thanks to my sister in law I really picked up reading books this year. As most people do I read a whole lot of the internet content and as most programmers do I tends to google solutions to my problems so I learn a fair bit from sites like Stack Overflow. This year though I broke that loop and read read books. I know, crazy right? Here’s the list books I read (in the order I read them) and my synopsis of each. ^_^ Read more