20 Miles on the trainer

It was rainy all day, so I did the trainer instead of riding outside like I had planned.
I got around the saddle problem by getting off the bike at around 45 minutes and taking a 4 minute break (to refil water bottle and take a leak). My cyclocomputer stops the clock when I get off, so total elapsed time (including the break is 01:30:20).Elapsed Time: 01:26:20
Max Speed: 26.0mph
Average Speed: 14.0mph
Distance: 20.28 miles

Pagan Elder Gods

Klinutus (Klinutus, rah rah rah) has suggested that perhaps the reason I fell from grace so suddenly after almost 2 weeks of relatively easy progress is because I had fallen victim to the shenanigans of Loki.

After careful consideration, I am inclined to agree. There can be no doubt that my smoking is the result of the mischief of pagan elder gods.

Therefore, on Monday, I shall don a fresh 21mg patch, after having made burnt offering to Thor

I think most of those 12-step type programs have a step about turning your life over to god or whatever, and Thor seems like a pretty cool god to me. Plus, he carries a big hammer, which he uses to beat the snot out of bad guys (like Loki). He also rides around in a chariot pulled by two goats.

Goats are cool. Hammers are cool.

Thor and I are quitting smoking.

Thor's Hammer

Morning Trainer Session

Got the bike back from the shop, and finally got on it.Elapsed Time: 0:55:14
Max Speed: 29.6mph
Average Speed: 15.0mph
Distance: 13.89 milesIt seems my limiting factor is no longer my aerobic endurance, but my ability to tolerate my uncomfortable saddle for longer than an hour. I think I may be in the market for another saddle.

Bone Falls off the wagon

After a particularly bad day at work on Friday, I broke down and bought a pack. Since I was attending a wedding this weekend, I used it as an excuse to stay off the wagon all weekend. I will attempt to get back on the wagon Monday.I am resetting hour and week counters… Starting over from ground zero.