Freezing Friday

6 Jan

Freezing….well not quite that cold but to me it felt cold. Last night I was awakened by howling winds blowing from the north. That usually means a cold front is pushing its way here from up north bringing with it cooler weather. As you may know it has been a beautiful week here in Southwest Florida with daytime highs around 78* with bright sunshine and night time lows about 70*. So the howling winds meant change was in the air.

When I got ready for my ride this morning I expected a bitter cold morning but to my surprise the wind had subsided and the temp was 56*. So it was cold going into the wind but not so cold going down wind. Tony had to drop our after the first loop so I rode the last 12 miles alone. But hey it was a good ride, I even pasted Tony on the straight-a-way at 29 mph…but he did jump on my wheel so I didn’t drop him…next time. I got my 25 miles in.

I have started going back to the weight room at the fitness center. Wednesday night a I did 2 miles on the dreadmill and then an upper body workout. I was a little sore for my run yesterday but I guess my little Christmas rest help because I felt real strong on my 7 mile jaunt.

Tonight is the famous cocktails at the club night with some friends and tomorrow I’m going to attempt a long run of 15 miles. Sunday Tony and I are doing the Cocnut Point Ride to see the eagles nest and perhaps get a look at the babies. (What is a baby eagle called a hatchling?)

Here’s a pic of the beach from yesterday….I didn’t swim at the beach because I didn’t have a wetsuit. The water temp is 65*. I just had lunch watching the water rather than staying in the office and eating at my desk.

Bolder , the girl walking the water line has a nice bikini, just for you! this is 4 blocks from my office.

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15 Responses to “Freezing Friday”

  1. Flatman January 6, 2006 at 4:19 pm #

    Zoom, man, zoom!

  2. Steven January 6, 2006 at 5:10 pm #

    If it is possible to have “opposite” weather, we are having it here is Oregon! Enjoy that sunshine. It will be weeks before I get to see it again!

  3. Deene January 6, 2006 at 5:23 pm #

    I think we got your warm weather and you ended up with the chill. Isn’t a baby eagle called a Talon?

  4. Iron Benny January 6, 2006 at 6:35 pm #

    I think a baby eagle is called a fledgeling. That beach shot looks so sweet. I would give anything to live near a beach. Except the millions of dollars that it costs to do so. Nice pic for Boulder. Looks like he is getting the reputation of being a dirt bag. Sorry Bold, the cat is out of the bag, lol. That’s just too funny.Benny

  5. Bolder January 6, 2006 at 7:48 pm #

    hey, i’m just following oldman’s lead!… oh yah, IronBenny, what about the Flatman? although, i seriously share his sentiment:Zoom man, Zoom!

  6. LouBob January 6, 2006 at 7:54 pm #

    Quit saying that it’s cold, it’s bikini weather!

  7. 'Zilla January 6, 2006 at 9:05 pm #

    Hee hee, love the pic for Bold… Bikini indeed, we can’t see it! πŸ™‚ I could see how 56 would be WARM, no no, I mean very chilly indeed. Yes, that’s it. Cold, frigid. πŸ™‚ Seriously, It’s all what you’re used to.

  8. Oldman January 6, 2006 at 9:15 pm #

    I just looked out my window to see people walking by wearing gloves…hey it’s 62*. go figure.She really is wearing a bikini it’s just that my camera phone doesn’t have a zoom feature.

  9. Ellie January 7, 2006 at 2:41 am #

    “Eaglet,” I think….Howl into that headwind, Oldman. The tailwind can’t be far behind. Or ahead. Whatever.

  10. tracy January 7, 2006 at 4:08 am #

    Some cultures call a baby eagle “breakfast” but i think fledgling is correct.

  11. tri-mama January 7, 2006 at 3:09 pm #

    so, you’re telling me my escape to sunny Arizona where it’s 68 is going to be cold? It’s all perspective isn’t it? This morning I will run in 25 degrees.Any time you want to post beach pics-please be our guest. πŸ™‚

  12. D January 8, 2006 at 3:35 am #

    Freezing Oldman? LOL. Are you teasing Bolder? What a great view from your office. How do you get any work down?

  13. Oldman January 9, 2006 at 2:40 pm #

    getting work done here is a problem, no one wants to work because it is so nice out. when you go out for lunch you don’t want to come back to work. plus most of the people here don’t work so friends and neighbors are always asking you to play.

  14. Fe-lady January 9, 2006 at 9:45 pm #

    man how do you get any work done living four blocks from a BEACH!(Do you have binoculars in your office???) πŸ™‚

  15. Chris January 10, 2006 at 2:42 am #

    It’s 18 degrees here right now. You’re getting no sympathy from me!

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