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Friday, April 21, 2017

Emptying My Stress: Update

4:26 p.m. I've been feeling better. I realized that ultimately what is true, is the less I mention my intentions, the less of these problems I will have with them being 'vetoed.'

I took a six-mile roundtrip bike ride today and after I came home, I ate a chicken salad with shredded cheese and Frank's red hot sauce.

Arranged to visit with Mom this weekend. No 'exact' confirmation on if that's gonna happen but she said something will be worked out. I also asked for twenty bucks to get some farmers market food, she said she has the money but right now she's on a plane back home from working in Ohio. So, yeah. Updates.

I got productive and did my laundry. Waiting for them to dry, and for confirmation, before packing. My legs are already feeling the pain of today's workout and I WANTED to make a gradual plan for biking further and further BUT after three or four miles, there is nothing of interest to see for the next ten miles of road after it, except for a shopping area. We really are in the middle of the boonies, folks.

You see, on this map, 'Badcock' is the final point/business where there is anything left of slight interest on the road out of town. And that is seven miles from where I already live. It takes 11+ more miles of highway with land and the occasional factory on either side before I would hit anything worth the trip in between. You're talking an 18 mile trip, one way, just to go to a Wal-Mart or 36 miles round trip. The most round trip I ever went, and that was with training, was 30 miles and I took seven crazy hours and some of it in the rain, and nearly getting lost, on that bike. That was in another city, too.

I looked into it. I can't even take neighborhoods to avoid the highway here, which is kinda nerve racking but not impossible. I don't know. April did have a point about it not being very safe, I guess. Shhhh.....!!! lol.

But yeah, that's what I'm looking at if I want to get out of my neighborhood and see the world. If I did want to do this, I need to seriously train or it'll be...rough. Which is doable. Deep breaths. Oi!

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