Jim's Trek IV, my exercise journey now on my Schwinn 170 from Tampa to parts unknown...

Monday, August 24, 2015

Day 25 ½+++ – (AD 930 ½+++) – 0.0 Miles – Jim's Trek Part IV – Not On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today my Foot Surgeon sliced open my foot-bottom. At 4:30 am I was not going to get up any earlier to put in any mileage on my Schwinn 170. I will now pause Jim's Trek Part IV at 19,555.4 miles; 31,471.4 kilometers.

Glad to see that the correct foot was labeled. Not sure why my initials are inscribed with a Sharpie…

Definitely the right left foot-bottom.

Recovery room, after some sort of calcified thing-lump was removed. Picture this, one sort of oldish fart in a recovery room with three under-5s. Foot-bottom (me); tonsillectomy and adenoids; ear infection; and bead-stuck-in-ear. Nurse asked whether I needed something. My immediate response…”Get me the hell out of here.”

Doctor’s instruction – 3 days off foot, which means no walking, no dancing, no riding. Return visit to check incision and healing.

Home by 9:15 am. Pain killers provided… (but I haven’t had to take one as yet, and it is now 3:45 pm.)

And of course three of the four Pack are somewhat concerned.  Each had its turn. Tinker will not come near the bandage.

Nurse Bella

Max concerned

Radar feeling the pain

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Be healthy and enjoy your day.

To be continued.

Jim

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Day 25 – (AD 930) – 23.1 Miles – Jim's Trek Part IV – Niebla, Andalusia, Spain On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today I pedaled 23.1 miles on my Schwinn 170. My grand totals: 19,555.4 miles; 31,471.4 kilometers.



I am pinpointed on Autopista del V Centenario somewhere west of Seville, Spain.

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I'll be back.  I've still got 21.5% of my overall goal to complete.

Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Day 24 – (AD 929) – 22.4 Miles – Jim's Trek Part IV – Aljaraque, Huelva, Spain On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

And this morning I pedaled 22.4 miles on my Schwinn 170. Recorded totals: 19,532.3 miles; 31,434.3 kilometers.



Today I am located on Calle Araucaria which is appears to be running parallel to A-492. My location, Aljaraque, Huelva, Spain.

My #23 no knead loaf, Cranberry Raisin… Damn, that one was good. Check out Jim’s Gotta Eat – JGE 43 – 22 Most Wanted No-Knead Loaves



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Short and to the point today.

Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Friday, August 21, 2015

Day 23 – (AD 928) – 22.8 Miles – Jim's Trek Part IV – From Portugal to Spain On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today I pedaled 22.8 miles on my Schwinn 170. My totals to date have now reached 19,509.9 miles; 31,398.2 kms. Just think less than 500 miles more to go to reach 20,000 miles.

I crossed over the Rio Guardiana from Portugal to Spain this morning.




I am located in Andalusia intersection of N-431 and A-499. All things being equal, I now have 203 miles to go to my next destination and goal point.



According to my calculation I have now completed 78.3% of my overall goal. I will be cycling Saturday and Sunday but I don't think my foot bottom will be healed right away after sliced open on Monday. Once it is healed and according to the numbers I think I would have approximately 268 pedaling days left.


Well my blood sugar jumped 9 points is morning. Last night supper was Cheese Tortellini with Spinach and Tomato and Onions. It was so damn good that I had to eat two bowls full. And of course sauce included heavy cream, whole milk, and Parmesan cheese. It definitely was worth the nine points.

I completed two of those shades of color tests online. Not sure how scientific and/or exact they truly are but… I was able to get them all correct but I did discover that I do have some time distinguishing between shades of purple and blue.

There are now 673 with individuals who filed a Statement of Candidacy (FEC Form 2) with the FEC to register as a 2016 presidential candidate. And of course the media is trying to highlight the number of times the "leading" candidates change feet. I'm just wondering when I will hear and or read something that will make me perk up and decide who I will vote for to represent the as President of the United States.

Loaf #23 is out of the oven. It is a Cranberry Raisin No Knead loaf.

No Knead Loaf #23 - Cranberry Raisin

And it tasted bloody good, especially with cheddar cheese. (Hell yes I'm still watching my blood sugar count.)

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Jim

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Day 22 – (AD 927) – 22.2 Miles – Jim's Trek Part IV – Countdown On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Early afternoon pedaling on my Schwinn 170, I completed 22.2 miles. My totals – 19,487.1 miles; 31,361.5 kilometers.


I am in the Faro District just north of Santa Luzia at N125 121G Tavira, Portugal. Just about 17 more miles and I can chalk up another objective.

Today is World Mosquito Day. Hell we celebrate every other day with a month of parties and celebrations.  Why not? The scourge in my backyard wants to know when I will be setting up the food.

And my blood sugar moved down 3 points to 96. Supper was Slow-cooked Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, Onions and Potatoes and a Karottensalat. And a side of Loaf #22. Excellent meal. Tonight – Spinach Tomato Tortellini.


Started my No Knead Loaf #23, a Cranberry Raisin Bread. Interesting? Check Jim’s Gotta Eat later.


Replacement crown in…but I wanted a diamond, a blue one.


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Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim