What a day yesterday. Annika and I once again couldn’t seem to pull it together as we spent a lot of time trying to put the pieces together. We managed to pick up our mail, have some pizza, update our computers, clean the house, window shop for new bikes, and a few other things.
Touching Base on Yesterday
We couldn’t seem to get our morning exercises done on our Peloton yesterday, we couldn’t get a bike ride in either. Life itself seems to still at this moment be in a pause state. We took yesterday slowly with small steps towards our normal daily life. The first goal was to try and get to our mailbox to pick up our packages, we did manage to get there and once we arrived we had to have the talk about Marley since our mailbox peeps kept up with our website. When we walked out of our condo our neighbors would check on us to ask how we were holding up. Hundreds of friends and family members reached out to us via the internet or by phone or by comments here on our website. The reminder never stopped however it was beautiful to see how many people around the globe cared about Marley.
After picking up our mail and having many conversations about Marley with people we know, we went to look at some bikes. Bikes tend to help us cope, also computers do somewhat the same to us; we’re window shopping for new upgrades in the near future. We managed to go shopping for some new clothes and then made it back home to attempt to play some Overwatch. Due to me being a beta guy for Microsoft Windows, our computers went to the newest version of Windows 10 so our computers were out of commission for a very long time during the updates; so from this point we decided dinner and a TV Show. We popped in episode 2 of “Good Omens” and are already losing interest in that show. We finally gave in and attempted to go to bed when Lilith decided she would get our attention.
Adventures of Marley and Lilith
I believe Lilith noticed how much Marley no longer being with us was affecting us. She started to be really affectionate as well as extremely playful. Lilith began grabbing her “Lime Green Pepper” which is filled with Cat Nip from one end of the house to another while rolling around the floor with it. A few minutes later she was in Annika’s arms starting to fall asleep and then we began to head off to bed. We started moving our stuff toward the bed and once we laid down Lilith decided it was play time again. She was doing everything to keep the attention on her which kept us laughing.
Lilith was running from one end of the bedroom and sliding under our dressers on the other side of the room. We’d here a light smack sound as she slid into the wood backing under the dresser. She would immediately come out and run to the other side and slide under the next dresser. When she would notice that we weren’t watching her, she’d jump on the bed and run around our heads as she bounced between all of the pillows. She kept doing this until Annika made it to sleep and that I ended up putting her in her crate and sleeping near her; this made her go to sleep as well.
We will always have Marley in our hearts, she was and is very special to us. The messages that have poured in have been amazing, and people who knew her are heartbroken as well. Many good things are starting to come out of this though. Annika and I are looking into starting a charity to help with CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) in animals. We’re not looking to fund research or a medication as that type of thing is a waste of everyone’s time and money and will never accomplish anything, look at American Cancer Society and the billions they get every year and you see what has become of it, another charity and another charity etc.
We’d like to find a way so that someone who has an animal that has CKD can get a little assistance such as a portion of the medications or treatments paid to help with the cost. Or maybe so much goes to the Animal Hospitals so that CKD pets get certain treatments covered to help out in that way. All of these thoughts are something we are looking into since there isn’t a charity of any kind for CKD in animals. This will be something nice and positive to come from us losing Marley and we hope to benefit other animals in need of treatments.
Our Twitch Stream
Today I do plan to stream a bit, however today it will be indoor cycling and just maybe some game play on Overwatch later, depending on how long I ride. I will be doing some Zwift and RGT Cycling (Road Grand Tours) on our Twitch Channel over the next couple of weeks. It is already getting very nice and warm here in Arizona and given all that is going on since Marley, this will be the best way for us to be able to ride our bikes while we get our minds back in order.
Currently Annika is working on her Peloton workout and once she is finished I will begin a few rides and weight training workouts on the Peloton bike as well. Hopefully it would be nice for me to reach 30-40 miles on the Peloton bike to start my morning off with indoor cycling and indoor training. If I can reach 30-40 miles on the Peloton bike then I will do my weight training before setting up on our Twitch stream to do some Zwift and RGT Cycling, the goal is to do 30-40 miles on each of these platforms. I’d love to reach between all platforms or on one 100-150 miles of cycling today as a nice jump start to my week on a bike. My long term goal is to get to 100 miles a day, every day that I ride my bike or be just a total of 600 miles a week while I build my strength and endurance back up.
Maybe if all works out as planned with the indoor cycling, I’ll jump on Overwatch and do some game play to try and get some loot boxes, I really want those new skins. Let’s get the day started, fingers crossed.
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You Know the drill
Alright, it’s that time. Hugs everyone, I’m gonna finish my coffee and get the day rolling. We hope to see you at our Twitch Channel sometime. Have a great day and we will return in the morning with more on our adventures.