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by Dstew
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

Although I never want to say never, this is likely my last update. The reasons follow: Work is a job. A means to pay for me to do the things I really enjoy. There are parts of my job that are both exciting, challenging, rewarding and provide a great sense of accomplishment. But due to our new digita...
by Dstew
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

I had a successful meeting today. I thought it would end around the middle of the afternoon but it did not finish up until around 5:30. I had some supper, went for a walk and had contemplated calling it a day. I had a very hard spinner bike workout yesterday today could have been a rest day. BUT ......
by Dstew
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

Although I had planned on going for a job before a nasty thunderstorm had hit, it turned into a run. Or at least what my version of a run would be. I was struggling but did manage to just keep the pace a tad faster than 5:30 per kilometer. What was depressing is that this nice little old lady and li...
by Dstew
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

I was not doing much for six weeks of hell but I was standing 12 + hours every day so I had to be in relatively good shape. A few bike jogs and bike rides seemed to confirm my assumption. And then I did a very hard 2.5 mountain bike ride. I was effectively done at 2 hours so the last little bit was ...
by Dstew
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

Watched a documentary about the year Lance won the Leadville 100 mountain bike race. Although the drama of the race between the elites was neat to watch, what peaked my interest were the "side" stories about those just wanting to finish. The race in question was in 2009 and I thought, what...
by Dstew
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

This week was both depressing and a reason to be thankful. Depressing in that I am really getting old. This morning, I just about threw out my back unloading the dishwasher. Also due to work. I had been working from around 7:30 am until around 11:00 - 11:30 at night for around six weeks. And putting...
by Dstew
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

Work is finally slowing down, just in time for me to watch the protests against racial and economic injustice. I had written my views on certain events that have transpired but ... as one of my favorite songs states, Despite all of my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage. So this morning, despite a...
by Dstew
Sun May 31, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

Without Strava segments to chase and not sure how the lungs and legs would respond, I got on my road bike for a quick 35 K ride without a cycling computer. . For the first half of the ride, I would catch myself easing off at times whereas if I had my computer on, I might have pushed a little harder ...
by Dstew
Thu May 28, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

The good news about putting 12 + hours day with a stand desk is my strength seems to have held. I have not really test my endurance too much but as I ease back into my workouts, that seems to be surprisingly strong. I am not working tonight, the first time since April 14. I even managed to get in a ...
by Dstew
Wed May 27, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

I am having to adapt to a new reality, again. Although this time, a more healthy one. Today I slept in until 7:30. I tried to stay in bed but could not. I worked until around 4:30 today. I did not log back onto the work computer until 7:00 pm. I dabbled here and there until around 10:15 but I ran ou...
by Dstew
Sat May 16, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

My days are get up around 7:00 am or so. Turn on the computer, get some yogurt, a coffee. Deal with the approvals from the work before. I work for a large corporation so there will be at least two meetings. Do some more work. Chat with my buddy who works for the same company who is based in a differ...
by Dstew
Sat May 09, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

Be careful of what you wish for. I was worried about my job security at the beginning of the pandemic. 2 or 3 week lockdown. No worries. 2 or 3 month, some concern but no panic. But at one point when it was "the virus sets the time table", panic. So when asked if I would like to volunteer ...
by Dstew
Sat May 02, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

Taped up the shoulder/ ribs, hopped on the road bike and hit the rural highways. When I had done a grocery run earlier in the day, I saw at least 10 cyclists heading for the route I was going to do. It was not terribly busy or at least no more busy than a normal Saturday. I social distantly passed s...
by Dstew
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

Given where and the type of pain, I believe I damaged my intercostal muscles around the ribs. The one very annoying aspect of this is when the pain flares up, I have this, to use the words of my dear wife, "an old lady dry cough". It is slowly healing but I am trying to avoid anything that...
by Dstew
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

The Alberta government has cancelled summer. To be more specific, all summer events. Thus it comes as no surprise that my bike riding event is also cancelled. It was to be held on July 11. There had been some suggestion it might be moved to later in the year but it is very clear a policy decision to...
by Dstew
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

I have finally reached acceptance. With that, also a good routine. After my fall at around 40 kph, I did not feel that bad the first night. I was more worried about my bike than my body so "had" to go for a ride the next day. I had a 50 kph head wind going out. That put some strain on the ...
by Dstew
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

Needed a break from work and reality and the weather cooperated in my escape. It was sunny, + 15 and so off on the road bike. I am out the edge of the city and so an easy transition from City Streets to country roads. There were a few solo cyclists but a lot fewer than I thought there might be. It w...
by Dstew
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

Took the city bike for some errands on Friday. Was able to wear bike shorts. Took the very hilly route and seemed to get stronger as the ride wore on. Yesterday, after dropping of a care package for my mom, it was a good spring cleaning for the house. It took a very long time but it was nice to see ...
by Dstew
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

A good day today. Had to sit through two very long meetings but was actually able to help some people in a small way impacted financially by the pandemic. It is nice to see one's job actually make a positive benefit. Next thing I know, it is 3:00 pm. Did get in a nice job and finished off with some ...
by Dstew
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

Took my plus size tired mountain bike out today. It was snowing but mostly slush so the 3 " tires were perfect. My brother in law warned me no ground beef at Costco and the new toilet paper panic is ground beef and pork. I rode my bike to a store in a more well to do area. I got some bacon as I...
by Dstew
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

Went for a nice walk today. The forecast had been snow in the morning and rain in the afternoon - turns out it was nice and partly sunny. The walk went so well I hoped on the city bike and raced around the neighborhood. These little physical and mental breaks are working well for me. Tried to watch ...
by Dstew
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

A good day today: Went for a jog, did 8 X stair repeats. Tried to extend the jog back but my lack of fitness caught up with me. Still, it was good to be out and about. Then took the city bike to the shop to fill up on sealant for the tubeless tires. Some snow over the next few days but then finally ...
by Dstew
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

Went for a nice walk today. It was cold and windy but I was outside. Then for the first time in a month, was able to do weights. When I stressed, lifting iron seems to help me get rid of that. Watched Saturday Night Live and that was a very pleasant distraction from the news. There seems to be some ...
by Dstew
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

I am not sure I am at acceptance yet but I have definitely resigned myself to the current situation. I have accepted an offer to do pandemic specific work at my company. I practice social distancing and hygiene and cleaning. I am still nervous about my wife's drugs but we are with a major pharmacy a...
by Dstew
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 159
Views: 40700

Re: Getting Old sucks

Anger and bargaining at the same time yesterday has transformed not into acceptance but more a resignation. My wife was to play in one of Canada's largest bridge tournaments in Penticton that starts the week of June 15. I play some golf, ride my bike and visit old friends. They get well over 1,000 p...

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