Thursday, September 23, 2021


It's the middle of September and I'm still just going through the motions, in a fog of pandemic malaise, inching my way back to normal. Sometimes I feel like I'm almost there, but I still have another hill to climb. Several of my friends have already returned to pre-Covid activities; Amy and Jennifer are competing in Ironman Chattanooga this weekend, and Alison, Lila and Lisa are heading down to Tennessee with them. Me? I'm not quite ready for travel or large gatherings. I'm still keeping life simple. I'll be heading up to Vermont this weekend, and will probably ride solo at Ascutney Trails, and maybe hike the mountain with Mike

Wenham trail at Bradley Palmer State Park

I've been out riding the Kona on easy trails, (my knee still has me skittish on twisty, rooty trails). I've also been riding the rail trail through Marblehead, tooling around town, not venturing too far. I know it will take time to get my strength and fitness back. I just need to be patient.

I have a new weapon in my training arsenal -- with his BS in Kinesiology/Movement Science, and soon to be certified as a strength and conditioning coach, (and gratefully employed at Spectrum Fitness in Beverly), Will has become my in-house personal trainer. We talk about training plans and nutritional goals, and that's been fun. I'm even slowly getting back to running. 

I've yet to commit to any cycling (or running) events. Can Coffeeneurring 2021 count? LOL. Maybe not, but that's my jam these days.