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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Best Laid Plans Of Mice And Men!

So, what's that old saying about "the best made intentions...."?
Started the day out yesterday filled with vim and vigor to get some new rides built!  Quickly (yet professionally and very expertly) finished up the repairs, then put a really sharp looking ( will be when I am done with it) Ladies Giant Hybrid in the rack, got it stripped down and was starting to clean the parts gleefully, when the NEXT batch of repairs started coming in!  Now PLEASE, believe me, I have NO problem with getting the work!  Our desire is always to finish the repair that day and for the customer to come back in and pick it up same day.  We have REAL issues with storage space!  As it turned out. most were relatively easy fixes so most folks just hung out and chatted with me as I worked.  Very fine! Blissfully, it was very steady.  Before I knew it, it was 5.30!!!  SOOOOO, never got the Giant finished, but am bound and determined to get through it (and hopefully many more) today!! 
Last night was hilarious!!  As "working out" is new to me, like anything else that requires effort, you have to be in the right frame of mind.  I don't have an instructor anymore. Come to find out, having one costs $40.00 a session!  NO THANK YOU!!!  I paid my dues to get into the place, I'll figure out what works for me on my own!  Well, as I was saying, I have the desire to do it....generally, but some nights as I'm riding there, I get that occasional "do I REALLY want to do this tonight?"  That was last night!  BUT I got up the courage and pushed forward!  Before you start your workout, they suggest you war up on the stationary, or treadmill.  I pick the stationary first.  Not just for the ease of it (even on the highest setting, as a bike rider exclusively for over ten years...piece of cake!) but because they come complete with a TV!!!  Well, flicking through the channels, I discovered TV Land was playing the Andy Griffith Show!  GOODIE!!  Well, before I knew it, peddling away on ten, I had watched almost TWO full episodes!!  I looked down, I had rode 32 miles at an average speed of 28 MPH!!!!  LOL!!  SO, getting off that went to the treadmill...that TV was on COPS!!  Walked over 5 miles, as this episode was real interesting as well!!!  Once I did my "warm up" (SHEESH!) I hit the "fat burning" exercises for the next 20 mins.   Once all was said and done, and I went next door and got my ice coffee and sat a spell, I got up to ride back, and my legs all of a sudden took on the consistency of jello!!   Now I needed to head to the house!  OUCH!!  Surprisingly, NO soreness this morning!!!  Way cool!
Tonight, have to skip it, as I have appointments once we close, but will be at it again tomorrow!
All right!  I'd best get my jiggy on and get these bikes built!!

1 comment:

  1. "The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry", translated from the original Scots: "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft angley", from the poem, "To a mouse, on turning her up in her nest with the plough", by Robert Burns.

    There ya go then, lad.