New Year – New Goals

As 2019 leaves most of us begin to think about what we want to achieve in 2020. Well, here goes:

2019 Goal not-met

2019 Miles
2019 Miles Goal for Cycling

I was just short of my goal for 2019, only needing 180 miles, but that is only part of the story. My health cost me a lot more than miles…Let’s home 2020 is a happy healthy one!

2020 Cycling Miles Goal

2020 Miles Goal
2020 Cycling Miles Goal

I decided to make my goal realistic in the beginning, and set it at what I was able to ride last year. Not feeling like overstepping right away. Just maintain what is possible! But being in Florida may allow this number to double, as indoor riding is merely a thing of the past!

January’s Miles Goals

January Miles Goal
January Cycling Miles Goal

I also decided to make this month more realistic as well, as I will be headed back to the great white north, and indoor riding, meaning lower miles. 300 miles is 10/day which is what can be done comfortably indoors.

Other Goals

Maintaining Health through…

  • Eating healthy by through eating Vegan
  • Loosing Weight through eating Vegan and cycling
  • Keeping my blood sugar down through eating Vegan
  • Lowering my blood pressure through cycling
  • Keeping my cholesterol down through eating Vegan

Basically, I have to Eat Vegan and Cycle – Doable!

Learning Goals

Learn to code in both C# and none Microsoft coding languages to create awesome web apps and mobile device apps.

  • TAMUK Web Development Boot Camp – Texas A&M
  • Learning C# with Tim Corey at
  • Learning Blazor through various videos and Microsoft documentation

Work Goals

To find a web development job/internship to ease the transition into retirement from teaching.

  • Online job search site
  • Create a personal online web portfolio
  • put more web apps on GitHub
  • Continue to develop LinkedIn profile
  • Work on a better Resume’

Just Do It!

An old adage but a true one! I have to just keep at it…

  • Keep Eating Vegan
  • Keep Cycling
  • Keep Learning
  • Keep Developing
  • Keep Searching

Happy 2020 Everyone!

3000 in the books…

2018 Yearly Goal 8-23-18

Back to work, but not after reaching my original yearly goal of 3000 miles last night during the Cycling Concept C-Group Ride.  Was a tough ride for me as my lungs were burning.  I have raised my yearly goal to 3500 miles, and should meet that by the middle of October or so, I will then raise it again, lord willing.

This month I have to get back to eating properly and re-dedicate myself to my weight goals.  I kind of took August off after reaching my mid-term goal.  Need to get back on the scale and start a new, starting today! Veganism here it come!

Only 1.7 mile to 3000

That’s right folks, only 1.7 miles to go to reach 3000 miles for the year, well and away my best year to date, except maybe when I was in my 20-30’s.  Still over 4  month left to the year, I am grateful for my health and the ability to ride once more.  Should have been more, but August has been a down month, weather wise and all.  I also had to take time off to recover from my D2R2 venture.  All and ALL I am very happy with the result.  Glad to be back on the bike and keepin’ the wheels turnin’!

June Goal and Weight Goal Met…Finally

Reach my weight goal

Although official .6 pounds off, I was wearing a T-Shirt which normally I do not when weighing myself, I can say that I met my intermediate weight goal!!! Wha Whooooo! I probably met it some time ago, it is just that I have not weighed myself for some time.  I actually feel like I gained a few pound this last month of school.  Now on to my next goal of 225 lbs.  I know this is quite a jump and may take me some time, but I need to do it to improve on the hills.

June Goal Met 18

On another note, after my 95 mile ride through central CT, I reached my miles goal easily in June, so I am going to kick July’s goal up a notch to 500 miles, yes 500 Miles.  This will be quite a feet, but I feel great and I think I can easily do it with a few long rides.  Wish me luck.  With 2 days left in June I am at 417, and am planning a ride of Friday, albeit a shorter gravel ride; June was the most miles ever in one month at 417 so far.  NICE!!!

I also got my blood tests back yesterday from quest, and all is GREAT there too.  Just kicking ass and taking names right now!  SWEET!