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November 4 - 11.2 gallons ... the last till 2010.

On November 4, I filled my little car up with 11.2 gallons of gas – with the intention that it is the last time I put gas in the car until the new year, 2010.  It was a good plan.

And then I got sick.  Not the dreaded H1N1 or other flu, but an upper respiratory virus that really knocked me off my feet for a few days.  Barely left the house, barely left the sofa, and when I finally decided that a doctor’s visit was in order I went by car.  Oh well.  Still, I think I am well on-track to complete the challenge without much of a problem …

Feeling better, and this week I’ve been back on the bike.  Haircut, grocery runs, a trip to the pool, a nice road ride, and today spent running errands around town.  All by bike, and feeling considerably back to normal, health-wise.  The weather has been picture perfect for cycling, and it’s good to be outside again.  Thanksgiving is around the corner, with boys coming home from college and my inlaws coming in from Pennsylvania.  Thankful for so much … including bicycles and the health/well-being and legs to be riding.