As I stated before, I am totally ramping up the amount of PT I’m doing, because Hooyah. But even considering that, the last few days have been…strenuous.
A little background.
On Saturday, we decided to splurge and order out for dinner (we don’t do that very much – budget, dude. Budget.). We had some Olive Garden gift cards, so what the heck right? 😉 So I roll on out to pick up the yummy vittles, and on the way to the restaurant, I came down HARD on a dip in the road that I didn’t see coming until it was too late. Didn’t think much of it though, because these things happen.
Fast forward to Monday morning. The car starts up just fine, but will not shift out of park.
So I rode my bicycle to work. It’s 23.6 miles each way. I’ve done it before; in fact many weeks I’ll ride to and from at least once. But typically I’ll drive in one morning with my bike on the rack, ride home in the afternoon, then ride back to work the next morning and drive home. Used to be, when I lived closer to work, I’d ride my bike there every day. Not so much these days.
Anyway, you can do the math – I cranked out 47 miles on the bike on Monday. Then still had to do Insanity Monday evening. It was very tempting not to, but of course I couldn’t skip out. Because what am I, a slacker?
Yesterday, I drove the Admiral’s minivan to work because she had a light day, and I had to pick my Mom up from the airport on the way home and that would be tough to do on my bicycle. 😛 I was freaking tired last night, and the hustle and bustle around the house didn’t really die down until about 2245, but hang it all I did my Insanity. Last night was Pure Cardio; that one’s a grinder, too.
Today, I rode my bicycle in to work again, and I’ll ride it home. So another 47 mile day. And no, I’m not going to skip tonight. Probably going to do the same tomorrow. Thankfully, Friday is a day off at work, so I’ll get a little break there.
Long story short, I’m getting a metric butt-ton of PT this week. 95 Weightwatchers activity points worth so far, and it’s only Wednesday (by way of comparison, I’m allocated 45 points of food a day, and last week between Insanity, Pull-ups, and running a few times I only generated 73 activity points). That’s pretty awesome. Feels good. 🙂
I know what you’re thinking, though. Kingswood, what’s up with your car?
Well… I didn’t anything done with it until this morning. I figured it was a transmission problem or maybe an interlock sensor issue (you know the brake-transmission interlock; if the brake ain’t depressed the gears won’t shift. If the brake sensor dies…). Now, the car’s 10 years old, but I have an extended power train warrantee that I bought when I purchased the car last year. Normally, I don’t go for those sorts of things, but I may end up being happy I did this time. Problem was, I couldn’t find the information the policy until last night, so I only just this morning called USAA to tow the car to a service station.
Interestingly enough, when the tow truck lifted the car up, the driver found a ton of transmission fluid on the street beneath. Which has me thinking maybe that dip in the road from Saturday has something to do with this. Which could make it an insurance claim as opposed to a warrantee claim. So looks like either way I’ll avoid a HUGE financial hit. It still sucks though.
So that’s the latest around here. Go buy some books, will ya?