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My purpose is to live for Christ alone.


13bForgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
- Philippians 3:13b-14 (NIV)


For beautiful the prize, and great our hope.


2017/04/27 20:45 Thursday

Forgot to read the news online at work today. I usually take a break and do that. Read some of the news this evening. Now I need to finish getting ready for bed before I drop from exhaustion.


2017/04/26 19:55 Wednesday

Getting to bed late again. Was working on the shop's website. Myself, I think it really needs to be redone completely, but Randy especially wanted to have the links page redone. That is something I have been able to do. I wouldn't be able to redo the whole site, though.

Read 2 Peter 2.


2017/04/25 19:45 Tuesday

Will be getting to bed later than I would like. Have been working on updating the bike shop's website.

Took the bike trailer to Costco today. Was hoping to do a riding workout afterward, but it had become very windy, and I was too tired anyway, even to ride the trainer.

Read 2 Peter 1.


2017/04/24 20:10 Monday

Spent almost all day cleaning. The annual apartment complex inspections started today. I had intended to start cleaning sooner, but didn't get around to it. I didn't expect them to get to my building today, but they did. Thankfully, I had done everything except vacuuming, and the carpet didn't look too bad.

Had quite a scare today. I couldn't find Hope kitty anywhere in the apartment. I was afraid that she had gotten out the door while I had it open to take out the trash, but I didn't see how she could have done so without my noticing. I called her, and shook her treat bag, but she didn't come. I finally thought to look under the down comforter, even though it didn't look raised enough for her to be under it. She was there, and I was very thankful and very relieved to have found her.

Forgot to mention yesterday that the girl's rendition of "El Shaddai" brought tears to my eyes. That song is very powerful to me, and although there are very few female vocalists whose work I can tolerate, that girl's voice is awesome.

Started to read a chapter of 2 Peter, but was too tired to concentrate.


2017/04/23 20:25 Sunday

After the church service webcast, I rode to the Earth Day event. I was helping to man the cycling club booth. Pulled the trailer with a fold-up camp chair in it.

Read 1 Peter 5.


2017/04/22 19:10 Saturday

My favorite sign at today's March for Science read, "Trump & Cabinet are like atoms- They make up everything."

Read 1 Peter 4.


2017/04/21 21:30 Friday

Solved three vexing problems today. One was at work. On some PCs, I could create Oracle ODBCs, but on others, I couldn't. It was important to get the problem solved, and I gave thanks to God when I did manage to solve it.

The second problem was with my Linux box. With the last few kernel upgrades, if the monitor power settings shut down the monitors after inactivity, the video would not come back. The mouse pointer showed movement, but there was no other video. I had resorted to not having the monitor power shut off. However, tonight I fixed that by changing the video settings in the BIOS.

The third problem was with my main monitor. There was power, but no video. I made sure the power cable was seated well, and I tried swapping out the video cable. I was figuring that the monitor had died, but then it occurred to me to unplug the monitor altogether to power-cycle it, in effect. That worked. Should have thought of that sooner, but have been too tired to think straight since the late afternoon.

Wanted to go to bed early, but the situation with not being able to access my Linux box due to the monitor issue prevented that.

Will be participating in the March for Science tomorrow.


2017/04/20 20:25 Thursday

One more work day. Off to get ready for bed.


2017/04/19 21:40 Wednesday

Another late night. Am so exhausted I am having serious balance issues, and my head feels as though it is stuffed with cotton. Had to shower, and was afraid I was going to lose my balance and fall through the glass doors of the shower. Life just isn't worth living this way.


2017/04/18 21:50 Tuesday

It is late, and I am about to drop from exhaustion. Three more work days to go, too.


2017/04/17 18:30 Monday

Will be working tomorrow through Friday instead of Wednesday through Saturday this week. There is an Earth Day event at work tomorrow, and since I am on the Green Team, I was able to change my schedule. That works out well for Saturday also, as I plan to take part in the March for Science that day.

Was too tired to ride on the road. Managed to do a one-hour trainer ride. Did 24.99 miles. There is something wrong with my trainer. The resistance unit loosened up while I was riding. I replaced the tensioning hardware, as the Kinetic customer support said the problem was due to compromised threads on it. I also took the rear wheel of the bike to a bike shop to make sure it was in true. I didn't check the threads after my ride today. Didn't have time.

Read 1 Peter 2-3.


2017/04/16 16:55 Sunday

Happy Easter.

Was too tired to ride today. It was windy, anyway. Could have ridden the trainer, but again, I was too tired.

Read Jeremiah 52, which was the last chapter. Started 1 Peter, but was too tired to read more than one chapter. Just couldn't focus.

Off to finish getting ready for bed, even though it is not even quite 5 o'clock.


2017/04/15 18:00 Saturday

The club ride was okay. I did the short ride, which was 12.93 miles. After that, some of us who did that ride did another 6.64 miles. The pace was very slow on both rides, so I didn't get much of a workout, but as tired as I was from not getting enough sleep, that wasn't such a bad thing.

Read Jeremiah 51.


2017/04/14 21:45 Friday

Will be getting to bed much later than I wanted. Am having issues with my Linux PC. If I have the power settings set to blank the monitors after inactivity, they stay black except for mouse movement. It is happening only in the latest kernel version. Will have to work on it more tomorrow afer the club ride.


2017/04/13 20:35 Thursday

One more work day, and then I will have three days off. Saturday will be the club ride, though, which I have mixed feelings about. Being a loner, I'm not sure I want to participate. I'm already committed, though, as I volunteered to bring a 5-gallon jug of water and some Hammer HEED sport drink mix.

Hope kitty got quite a scare this evening. She was climbing on the microwave, checking out a cabinet, when apparently she slipped. I had seen her climbing around, but then turned my back. Next thing I knew, there was a loud noise as some things fell into the steel sink. She ran and hid behind a chair. I went to comfort her right away, but she was skittish for a while. I gave her even more attention than usual, though, and she is now back to normal.


2017/04/12 19:10 Wednesday

My sleep was very restless last night. At about 2am, I finally realized why. I have been taking a Hammer Nutrition product called REM Caps to help me sleep at night, but last night, I forgot to take them. That meant I also forgot to take my meds. I verified that by checking my pill box. I can't remember the last time I forgot to take them. Anyway, I went ahead and took the meds when I realized that I had forgotten. I wanted to give them time to get through my esophagus, so I listened to the beginning of last Sunday's church service, the part which I had missed due to the livestream problem. It seems there is an issue with the audio at about 17 minutes in; it seems to skip. That is right about when the livestream came back on, though, so if I missed anything, it wasn't much. Also, the "Watch Past Sermons" box on the Livestream page is empty.

Had hoped to get up early enough to be riding by 9am to get done with my workout and take the bike trailer to Costco before the wind came up, but didn't get out of bed until about then. The wind was gusting at about 30 mph by ten o'clock anyway. Did a one-hour interval workout on the trainer instead, and drove to Costco. Really struggled during the workout. Did 20.05 miles.

Will have a short work week. Am taking Saturday off for the cycling club spring kick-off ride.

Read Jeremiah 50.


2017/04/11 19:20 Tuesday

Slept about 13 hours last night. That doesn't include the hour or so I was awake starting at about 2:30am. Prayed for a while, then was finally able to get back to sleep.

Rode a Sirrus to the grocery store with the trailer. That round-trip was only 2.51 miles. Then did 20.2 miles of laps on the Roubaix Pro. Averaged 15.5 mph.

Read Jeremiah 49.


2017/04/10 17:00 Monday

Forgot to mention that the livestream feed had problems yesterday. During the offering, the video and audio started cutting out, and the livestream finally went offline altogether during the pastor's opening story. It came back online at the end of the "Messianic Presentation" section. It was fine after that.

Slept only about seven hours last night. Woke up at 4:05am, and couldn't get back to sleep. Prayed for a while, and then finally got up at about 5:30am.

My riding goals for today were to do 25+ miles of laps on the new Roubaix Pro and then take the bike trailer to the grocery store behind a Sirrus. I was barely able to do 20.22 miles, and I averaged only 14.0 mph. By the time I hit around 10 miles, I was wondering if I would even be able to do 15 miles. As for the grocery store trip, I decided to put that off until tomorrow.

Read Jeremiah 47-48.

Off to get ready for bed. Am utterly exhausted.


2017/04/09 20:05 Sunday

Was too tired to ride today. After the church service webcast, I went back to bed and slept for 3 1/2 hours. That was after sleeping for about ten hours last night. Yes, Sundays are the sabbath, and thus should be days of rest and worship, but I make an exception for riding when I feel up to it. Riding time should also be prayer time for me, although of late I have been too brain-dead while riding to focus on prayer.


2017/04/08 20:45 Saturday

The drive to work wasn't too bad, and the drive home was smooth sailing. It was raining when I first got up this morning, but by the time I left for work, it was snowing a little. Because the weather is almost always worse in the North Valleys, I locked the hubs on my truck. I took it out of four-wheel-drive right after the hubs locked, though, and never put it back in. There was some slush on the freeway in places around the Golden Valley area, but I never had any problems.

Will be taking the day off from work next Saturday. The cycling club spring kick-off ride will take place then, and I decided I might as well go.


2017/04/07 20:10 Friday

Depending on which weather service is doing the predictions, it may snow most of the night tonight and most of the day tomorrow, or it might rain, or it might do neither. I sure hope it doesn't snow. I hate driving to and from work in the snow.


2017/04/06 21:45 Thursday

Two work days down, two to go.


2017/04/05 20:40 Wednesday

I am in shock. I mentioned some time ago that I heard of a guy who had fractured his skull when he crashed at 30 mph while riding a bicycle without a helmet, and that I had started following his blog. A friend of his posted on the blog today, and wrote that the guy had died in a car crash early this morning. I just read about it tonight. And earlier today, I found out that a former coworker who retired several years ago died of a heart attack the other day. The former coworker was in poor health, so that wasn't all that surprising, although it did hit me kind of hard. But the cyclist's death hit me really hard. He was in good health, the head injury notwithstanding. He was back up to riding about 100 miles a day a good part of the time. Perhaps the suddenness of his death is what made it hit me so hard.


2017/04/04 19:30 Tuesday

Did 20.25 miles of laps around the lake on the new bike. Picked up the pace some. Averaged 15.0 mph. Then rode to the bike shop to pick up the tires that came with the bike. Will put those back on, as they will roll faster. The tires I had put on are heavier than the ones that came on it, as they are designed to be more flat-resistant. I got to thinking, though, that the tires I have on my hybrids have similar flat protection as the ones that came on the new bike, and I have never had a flat on those in the 3,000 or so miles I have ridden them.

Read Jeremiah 43-46.

Back to work tomorrow.


2017/04/03 16:25 Monday

The pastor's March Madness story yesterday reminded me of a time when I was in a Sunday School class at his church. March Madness was mentioned in small talk before the class began, and I asked if that was some sort of shopping spree event. Got some looks like I was an alien.

Rode the new bike today. It is really awesome. Did 20.21 miles of laps around the lake. Averaged only 14.2 mph. I was having trouble clipping in with my right foot during the last half or so of the ride. Couldn't find the right spot on the pedal. For some reason, that happens to me sometimes. I guess I need to clip in with auto-pilot, and the auto-pilot sometimes stops working. After the workout, I rode to Costco with one of my Sirrus hybrids and the trailer. Was clipping in just fine then. Strange.

There is a cycling club board meeting this evening, so I am posting early. It could be fairly late by the time I get home.

Read Jeremiah 42. Verses 5-6 convicted me.


2017/04/02 19:15 Sunday

While reflecting on the sermon, I was reminded of a premonition the pastor had and told me about many years ago. Of course, the sermon also brought to mind my failures, and how I have been distant from God for a while. I used to pray almost constantly during my rides, but for quite a time now, praying during them has been sporadic at best, and I haven't been praying much at other times, either. I have been going through a time when I have hardly ever experienced God's presence. The sermon left me with more of a sense of God's presence than I have had for a while, and I am thankful for that.

Other than having drifted away from God of late, my two biggest instances of failing God are having walked away from the church where it was clear He had called me to be, and having bcc'd others on emails to the pastor whom He had called me to sit under, the emails having been sent after I walked away from the church. The first instance was in part due to my not fitting in at churches and in part due to mental illness, and the second was due to very poor judgment due to mental illness. I do not fit in at churches because I loathe being female, and the gender roles in churches are too much for me to tolerate.

There is something else that came to mind today. Back when I spent the summer in Dallas years ago with the uncle I mentioned recently, he invited me to a party. He wanted me to meet a young man. I don't recall if it was his partner's son, but it might have been. If so, it might have been the pastor. I didn't go to the party, though.

Didn't ride today. Was too tired. Slept only about nine hours last night. After the church service webcast, I went back to bed at one o'clock. Fell asleep soon, and woke up at 3:15pm. By the time I woke up enough to feel like maybe I could do a ride, at least on the trainer, it seemed too late to get geared up and ride.

Read Jeremiah 41.


2017/04/01 21:25 Saturday

Looking forward to riding during my weekend. Hopefully I will feel up to it.


2017/03/31 20:10 Friday

Two work days down, one to go. Looks like the weather will be good for riding on my weekend days. Colder than I would like, but bearable, and not too much wind.


2017/03/30 20:45 Thursday

If the weather had to be bad, at least it was a work day for me and not a day off.


2017/03/29 19:25 Wednesday

It was a beautiful Spring day, but I wasn't up to riding. Still felt weak. Drove to Costco for some groceries, and the trip wore me out. Good thing I didn't take the bike and trailer as I had been thinking about doing.

Read Jeremiah 39 and 40. The king and the people should have done as Jeremiah said, as he was giving them instructions from God.


2017/03/28 19:05 Tuesday

No ride today... Had food poisoning this morning. It appears it was from milk. The "best by" date was only yesterday, and it didn't taste bad, but I'm fairly sure that was it. When I started feeling a little queasy, I took a big swig of milk, thinking that would settle my stomach. That was all she wrote.

After I recovered somewhat, I washed three loads of cycling gear. I normally do only one large or two medium-sized loads at a time, and hang-dry most of my gear. I don't have enough space to hang all the gear I washed today, so I reluctantly put my jerseys in the dryer.

After doing laundry, I drank a protein shake. Then I read for a while. After I was sure that I would be able to hold down the shake, I took two bikes to the bike shop. One was my new one, the Roubaix Pro Di2, and the other one was my 2014 Roubaix Comp. When I got the Pro, they didn't have the pedals I wanted, so I had them take the pedals off the Comp and put them on the Pro. Today, I had the shop put the pedals from the Pro on the Comp, and put new pedals on the Pro.

Read Jeremiah 38.


2017/03/27 19:15 Monday

It was windy again today. Had wanted to ride 20+ miles, but quit at 15.91 miles due to the wind. Rode the new bike. Averaged 14.4 mph.

Got a later start on the ride than I had wanted to. I had wanted to ride before the wind came up, but I got sidetracked checking out some insurance information. It looks like the chiropractor who treated me after I was hit may be trying to rip me off. Last month, I had touched bases with him, and he told me my bill was over $800. I think he said in the neighborhood of $875. That sounded high to me, especially since he had billed my medical insurance company at my request. So, since the driver's insurance company has settled with me, I wanted to make sure of the amount I owed the chiropractor. Turns out he didn't bill the insurance company for the last visit, which was probably only $53. Because I had met my deductible by then, the amount I owed for it should have been about $16. I called today, and they will bill that last visit to my medical insurance. That is a minor amount, though, given the total discrepancy. I totaled up the amount that I owe him, not including that visit, and it came to $271.09. That is roughly a $600 difference. When I get the EOB for the last visit, I will take care of the situation.

Read Jeremiah 37.


2017/03/26 18:25 Sunday

Rode the new bike, but not very far. After about eight miles or so, the wind came up. I hung on for a while, but was being blown around a lot. Finally gave up. It was windy for only a fairly short time today, and it just happened to be during the time when I was riding. The total distance was only 11.67 miles, and the average speed was only 13.5 mph. Thought about riding the trainer for a while after I quit riding on the road, but decided I was too tired. Also, my right arm feels very weak and tired for some reason.

Read Jeremiah 36.


2017/03/25 20:30 Saturday

Made it through the work week. Am hoping to be able to ride the new bike after the church service webcast tomorrow. Depends on how tired I am then.


2017/03/24 21:05 Friday

Need I make note of the exhaustion again? Groan. At least there is just one more work day in my week, and then there will be four days off.


2017/03/23 21:00 Thursday

I don't know how I've survived this long with the exhaustion. I don't know how much longer I will be able to survive with it.

Had some good news at work today. A guy I like working with, but who has been on the opposite side of the week from me since we went to 12-hour days, will be changing his schedule so that he will be working some days on both sides of the week.


2017/03/22 21:05 Wednesday

Am about to drop from exhaustion. I need to do something about the number of spam emails I get. It takes too much time to delete them.


2017/03/21 16:05 Tuesday

Another thing about the possibility that my uncle and the pastor's father were partners: The pastor said in the sermon that the company supplied fluids for oil production, and the trucks I saw at the company were very large tankers. It is unnerving, to say the least, that the pastor and I might have been destined to meet, one way or another. We didn't meet in Texas, but we met after first I, and then the pastor, moved to Reno. I am thankful that God did call me to his church, at least in the past, as I'm not sure any other pastor would have had the patience and the insight into the Bible to be able to lead me to Christ. I had been trying to run from God, but I knew from the first moment I set foot in the pastor's church that God was serious about having me commit my life to Him. Even so, I was slow to make a commitment, and I am thankful for the pastor's patience and insight.

Did a trainer ride because of the weather. Did 20 miles at an average speed of 20.5 mph. Had the resistance unit a little tighter this time. The average cadence was 73 rpm.

Almost forgot to pay bills this month. Thankfully, I got an email from NV Energy this morning saying my bill was ready. Am glad it was on a day off, which gave me time to pay the bills. After paying bills, I went to Costco, and then I went to my friend Dan's to take care of his cat. He took a road trip, and will be gone for a month. He has been gone about a week now. I go by every day to take care of the cat.

Due to all that, I have been busy all day. Haven't had a chance to have rest and relaxation at all. There is a cycling club general membership meeting this evening, too. At least the ride time was prayer time, which helps some.

Read Jeremiah 34-35.


2017/03/20 18:15 Monday

The pastor said something else in the sermon yesterday that came to mind after I went to bed last night. He mentioned that his father had gone into an oil-related business with a partner, which I already knew. I have suspected for a long time that the partner was my uncle. One summer when I was in college, I stayed for a while with my uncle in Dallas. One day, we drove to a small town outside of the city so he could show me the company in which he was a partner. We were supposed to have dinner with the partner's family, and my uncle had told me there was a son about my age whom I would be meeting. I did meet the partner, but the dinner plans fell through, so I didn't meet the son. The son could well have been the pastor. One reason why I think that is because my uncle told me that the partner and his son had gotten into a fistfight at a drilling site one time, and the pastor told me that he and his father had gotten into a fistfight at a drilling site one time. Also, the name of the company, which I don't recall, was a play on the fact that both partners' last names started with a "T." Maybe coincidence, maybe not. I haven't confirmed with my uncle the name of his former partner, as my uncle and I haven't had any contact for well over 15 years.

Took the truck to Costco this morning to have the tires rotated. Rode home, did a workout, and then rode back. The mileage to and from Costco was 4.61 miles. The workout was 20.14 miles at an average speed of only 13.7 miles. Rode the Sirrus. Was too tired to want to risk riding the new bike. Probably a good thing... Had a couple of close calls. Once, when I stopped at a stop sign, I almost fell over to the left as I was putting my right foot down. Also, once when I was making a right turn, I almost fell because I turned too far. Did ride clipped in most of the time, though, despite being tired. There wasn't any wind to speak of while I was doing the workout. It was 4 mph with gusts of 4 mph. However, just as I was finishing, the wind came up and was reported as 21 mph with gusts of 31 mph. Had to face that when I was riding back to Costco, but didn't have far to ride to get there.

Forgot to mention yesterday evening that I had read Jeremiah 32. Today, I have read Jeremiah 33 and part of Chapter 34. Too tired to finish 34.


2017/03/19 19:10 Sunday

The pastor said in the service today that the people in the church were there not by accident, but by appointment. There is no doubt in my mind that God led me to that church many years ago. Much has transpired since then, though. That was then; this is now.

Did 20.16 miles of laps around the lake on the Sirrus. Don't really want to ride my new bike when I am tired, as I am concerned about the possibility of crashing. Averaged only 12.3 mph. At about two miles into the ride, I realized that I probably should have ridden the trainer instead of riding on the road. Was quite tired. My goal was 20 miles, though, so I didn't want to stop. Decided to keep going, but to take it slow and easy. Then, during the last several miles, the wind came up. I looked at the accuweather app after the ride, and saw that the wind was being recorded at 22 mph with gusts of 29 mph at that time.


2017/03/18 20:45 Saturday

Made it through the work week. The exhaustion is affecting my ability to function. It is hard to remember things I should be able to remember.

Read Jeremiah 31.


2017/03/17 21:00 Friday

Two work days down, one to go.


2017/03/16 20:50 Thursday

Just keep getting more and more exhausted. This is no way to live.


2017/03/15 19:50 Wednesday

The Ides of March...

Have been exhausted all day. My sleep was restless off and on last night. Did laundry this morning, two loads of pants and two loads of dark clothes. Will have to do two loads of cycling gear before long, and also a load of light colors. I hate laundry. After doing the laundry, I went to Costco. By the time I got back, it was about one o'clock. Was so tired that I had to lay down to rest for an hour. Then I forced myself to do a trainer ride. Did a one-hour interval workout. The mileage was 25.69 miles. Had more energy for a while after that, but am about to pass out from exhaustion now.

Read Jeremiah 30.


2017/03/14 18:05 Tuesday

Am about to drop from exhaustion. Glad I don't have to work tomorrow.

Did 20.09 miles of laps around the lake at an average speed of 14.1 mph. Am getting more comfortable with being clipped in. After that ride, I rode to the bike shop. That round-trip was 4.52 miles.

Finished reading Jeremiah 29. Need to take vv. 11-13 to heart. As to v. 14, and the thought of my possibly returning to where I am in exile from, I will not be going back to that church, or going to any church, for that matter. It just wouldn't work out.


2017/03/13 18:35 Monday

Had great news at the ortho's office today. The MRI did not show any fractures, tendon problems, or any other issues that would require surgery. That is an answered prayer. I asked her if she thought any problems might arise in the future, and she said there was no indication they would.

While waiting for the doctor, I read part of Jeremiah 29. I didn't finish it. I stopped after verse 14. Want to give prayerful contemplation to vv. 11-14.

Did a ride on the road today. The weather was very enjoyable. Did 20.08 miles of laps around the lake. Had three goals: Do 20 miles, make progress on getting comfortable again being clipped in with both feet, and not to crash. Met all three goals. Barely met the first, though. Stopped for a restroom break at about 13 miles, and realized I was exhausted. Thought about stopping at 15 miles, but decided to take it slow and easy and see if I could finish 20. Averaged 13.3 mph.


2017/03/12 20:30 Sunday

The pastor's comments about the impact of words struck chords in my soul. The damage done to my psyche in my childhood cannot be undone. Also, my words to the pastor many years ago brought about a fire because I bcc'd others. I'm thankful the damage wasn't worse. I was obviously not in my right mind, but that didn't stop the fire.

Matthew 5:23-24: I would say that the pastor and I have something against each other in a biblical sense. However, I will never go to him, and I cannot imagine that he would ever come to me. I wouldn't want him to, anyway. Let sleeping dogs lie, I say, especially since so many years have passed. Interacting with him would just rip off scar tissue.

Was too tired to ride today, even on the trainer. After the webcast, I went back to bed for about an hour and 45 minutes. Couldn't sleep, though. Just laid there in a fog. After that, I tried to muster up the energy to ride the trainer, but couldn't. Had a cup of coffee and read some chapters of a novel. Then had dinner with my friend Dan. His birthday was last Friday, so I took him out to dinner to celebrate.

Read Jeremiah 28.


2017/03/11 21:10 Saturday

Somehow made it through the work day and the drive home. Prayer helps.


2017/03/10 21:15 Friday

One more work day, and then I will have four days off. The weather forecast is looking good. Hopefully I will feel up to riding outdoors.

I've mentioned that my time off from work flies by. Actually, my time at work flies by also. I am always very busy, and that helps make the time pass quickly.

Too tired to read tonight. At least I mustered up the energy to shower.


2017/03/09 20:20 Thursday

Should shower tonight, but can't. Am about to collapse from exhaustion.


2017/03/08 21:10 Wednesday

Too tired to function now. Read Jeremiah 26 and 27.


2017/03/07 18:05 Tuesday

Time off from work flies by.

Am exhausted beyond measure. Got up early for the blood draw. Rode to Costco with the trailer. That round-trip was 4.82 miles. Rode to the bike shop to have lunch with Amy. That round-trip was 4.42 miles. Was too tired after that to ride on the trainer, much less on the road. Was too tired to do laundry, too.

Read Jeremiah 25.


2017/03/06 20:40 Monday

Am utterly exhausted. Will be getting to bed late because there was a cycling club board meeting this evening.

Did 21.18 miles of laps around the lake. Averaged only 12.9 mph. Rode a hybrid instead of the new road bike, as I wanted to get used to riding clipped in again, and didn't want to risk crashing on the new bike. Rode clipped in a good part of the time, but by the last few miles, I was so tired that I wasn't dropping my heel like I should, so I wasn't unclipping very well. Rode the last two miles or so unclipped. The average temperature was 42.5, which wasn't too bad, given that I was dressed for it.

Have to be up early in the morning to go get blood drawn for some tests. Will need to go to Costco, too. Should do laundry, but probably won't have time.

Read Jeremiah 24.


2017/03/05 17:10 Sunday

There was a break in the weather after the church service webcast, and I wanted to ride outdoors on either the mountain bike or the fat bike, but decided against it because of the fatigue. Did a trainer ride instead. Did 20 miles at an average speed of 25.2 mph and an average cadence of 71 rpm.

Read Jeremiah 23.

Off to finish getting ready for bed. Will be in bed by 5:30pm.


2017/03/04 20:50 Saturday

Have been utterly exhausted all day. Was feeling a little better for a while, but have taken a turn for the worse lately.


2017/03/03 20:25 Friday

Made it through another work day. One more to go. Again today, I've been exhausted all day. Should shower tonight, but am just too tired.


2017/03/02 20:20 Thursday

Made it through the work day. One down, two to go. Have been exhausted all day.


2017/03/01 19:10 Wednesday

Was too tired again today to ride outdoors. Did a 20-mile ride on the trainer. The resistance unit didn't squeak, but it was a little too easy to pedal. One of these days, I'm going to go to an auto parts store and find something I read about that is supposed to stop belts from squeaking. It is supposed to keep tires from squeaking on trainers. Anyway, I averaged 26.3 mph and 74 rpm.

I read a headline a while ago that said a married couple divorced because one of them voted for Trump. Myself, I would definitely consider that grounds for divorce, due to irreconcilable differences.

Back to work tomorrow. My weekends fly by. Of course, given that I sleep about 12 hours a night on my days off, the days are short.

Read Jeremiah 22.