Wind arose b4 sunrise. Clear skies.
Drove into town. I greeted George, the owner of the only laundromat in town, and did my wash. I have 3 pairs of long pants that I wear thru the week and a clean shirt, socks, and shorts. I just make Thurs the wash day as a rule.
Filled a script @ local Walgreens where I have done business over the years. Jay, a pharmacist, greeted me by name. I bought ionized h2o from h2o store. Next was to buy access to all fitness classes @ Snap for $10 a month. First, I slid along the strip mall wall to the adjoining movie theater. I saw on the reader board that Djanga Unchained, a Tarantino movie, was starting in 10 mins. I’m in. Lots of men getting shot w/ accompanying blood. Pretty violent. 2 hrs 35 mins long. Slavery was abominable. I enrolled in the classes, first one is @ 5:30. I used this intervening time to visit w/ Dave @ Fat Tire.
Next was the exercise class w/ Karl. Maybe 23 30-40yos, mostly men. I’m oldest. Started off w/ warm up stretches. What a challenge it was to convert what I saw into muscle movement. Tonight was a fitness test. Only 3 of us were new, the rest knew the drill. Just what I needed. Pushups, squats, step ups, situps, and hammer swing, as many as you could do in 1 minute 2X. I did an exercise for a minute while my partner counted. A 15 sec interval then she went and I counted in this manner thru all 5 exercises. Then we repeated it. Karl taught breathing that I wasn’t able to capitalize on. I learned that my pedal stroke is unbalanced. I learned how to use my hips which will really cross over to biking. I learned that my hand spacing for pushups is too wide, actually is just over shoulder width. Scary as I had leaned that the ideal handlebar width was same as your push up stance. My handlebar is way longer. I started my odyssey w/ shoulder width bar which was just way too twitchy. I am now riding 28 ” bar, so I spread my hands too far for a pushup. Still, 20 pushups in a minute. The others were equally abysmally low. Took a beating. Class meets Thurs & Fri @ 5:30 and 8:30 on Mon. I am sore.
Ate dinner @ Picazzos. Expensive and organically healthy.
I drove out to Deer Pass while listening to the Zag game on XM, they beat a tenacious Pepperdine team. Away game but called by Spokane media.
Tomorrow’s B&B shop ride is Black Canyon trail. Get to ride it 2 days earlier than my plan which was a road trip down south to ride Cave Creek trails then drive over to BCT for a Sun. shuttle this weekend. Do it another time.
1 in 9 adolescents claim they get their pot from someone holding a get well card here in AZ per an article in a Phoenix paper.
Have lingering dry cough.
I have been keeping the heater on 24/ 7 unless there is solar gain. W/ no heat everything becomes cold soaked that requires an uncomfortably long time to warm up.