August 9th, 2009

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The past week has been some housework, some goofing off, and some starting to get ready for the school year. Monday morning I ran down and met with the other stats teacher and we made some corrections to my syllabus, which I need to start making on the electronic copy. We got my car aligned. We went on a good walk Tuesday. I've been working on prepping up intro and finalizing syllabuses and such. Thursday I went out and hung out with mom (board and card games, woot) and raided their fridge for lunch and did some running around with Hope. Friday, I did a lot of online Scrabble with her, and Jeff and I worked on getting the last bits out of the storage unit (one load left, ugh). Yesterday was some housework and some cleaning and cleaning out the fridge and getting the absolute last load out of storage and checking on the friend's cats that I'm cat sitting this week. :)

This week, things start to get busier with lead up to the semester.

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So, I have a short shameful confession: I got on my bike today for the first time since I got my car, way over a year ago.

I also have a happy announcement: I got on my bike today! :) And I drug Jeff out.

We were out for 65 minutes, but by the time you account for water/bike adjustment/GPS consultation breaks, it was probably more like 50 minutes of riding. Gmap Pedometer says 5.8 miles. (Yes, we're slow.) We rode up to the greenway, looped through part of Guilford Courthouse park, ended up going the wrong way on the car/bike trail and got asked (very nicely) to turn around by the park ranger, looped back through the park, found the connector to Country Park, and rolled home.

It was a good ride.

Nifty thing seen today: coming around a bend in the greenway, two amazingly gorgeous deer who were absolutely not afraid of us, or anyone else out on the trail.

This week in biking goals: do this loop or some variant thereof again, figure out how we missed the part of the trail that continues up to Bur-Mil, and test ride what looks on the city bike map to be my best route into campus (the uni, not the community college. It will be a long time before I'm up to riding the 11.5 miles, one way, to the community college).