No one wants to see my bare feet but instead, look at the reading on the scale. I did it, lost 10 pounds and back in the 160's. Actually, at 168 today so that's enough. I returned from Moab with Covid. It finally got me and I was kind of pissed. Symptoms were very mild and gone after a couple of days (no, I did my research and decided against what most people now know is not a vaccine but a very temporary therapeutic). Anyway, my desire to lose 10 pounds, given my activity, should be easy and it was. Took about a month.
Got out for a 40 mile ride that included one of my favorite views from Saddlebrook. I'm back on track to average 500 miles a month and intend to continue. Cycling is such a low impact, highly aerobic activity, I'm enjoying it and looking forward to rejoining group rides now that I've regained some endurance.
And then, I did something I've thought of doing a long, long time. I've been frustrated that some of the hikes I'd like to do, my Corolla can't reach the trail head. So many people have also commented, it seems odd to see an outdoor active guy like me driving a car, rather than an SUV. Plus, I like sitting higher in an SUV so....
....the best friend I've ever had, Amy, did this marvelous research and I narrowed my choices to a Honda CRV, Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4. Amy and I visited the dealerships yesterday. I'm not a car guy. I put far more research into a new bike than a new vehicle, lol.
We test drove a few SUV's, with her asking pertinent questions I'd never think to ask, discovered a used SUV costs roughly the same as a new one and so I bought a new one. It's kind of a scarlet color (like the scarlet of my Ohio State Buckeyes!).
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