Thursday Shenanigans

What an exhausting day it was yesterday, it was a day of going through the motions on less than an hour of sleep while still getting everything done and enjoying an adventurous day with the munchkins.

Recapping Yesterday

The morning started off with almost no sleep, Pugsley was restless all night and didn’t want to sleep so he kept me up all night the night before. We did, however, we did enjoy some TV time together as he chewed on his chew toy. Pugsley and Lilith are teething big time, more on them in the Munchkins section below.

Adventure’s of our Little Munchkins (Our Furry Critters)

Lilith loves her sandwich toy
Lilith loves her sandwich toy

The teething munchkins are chewing on everything and are all over the place. In the world of Lilith, she has a huge spring in her step as she is getting ready for her up and coming visit to the vet; it’ll be her second visit. She is still very playful, in attack mode most of the time and when she isn’t in one of those two modes she is ready to cuddle. Lilith loves her sandwich toy and her ball the most, if you touch any of them she will go bonkers. The sandwich toy is a stuffed toy that looks like a sandwich with a squeaker inside and some time of crackle material, it drives her nuts. Once she sort of starts to calm a bit we are hoping to start working with her on walking on the leash and harness.

Pugsley walking on his leash
Pugsley walking on his leash

As for Pugsley, we have been working with him for a couple of days now to learn to walk on the leash while in a harness; yesterday he got the hang of it. We’ve had Pugsley now for 8 days and he has learned to go outside for all of his bathroom duties. He has learned the “come here” command, while also doing the twirl for treats. He follows me or Annika at all times without a leash when out of the house. He knows who is his mom and dad and he is very spoiled.

More to come on these two tomorrow.

Marley chilling outside | MattyAndAnnika
Marley chilling outside a few weeks before we lost her | MattyAndAnnika

If you’ve been keeping up then you’d know that we lost Marley our pomeranian June 2nd, 2019 due to CKD (Chronic Kidney Disorder). She went through treatment for a little over a year before options no longer worked, we love her so much and miss her dearly. We got some pictures printed a few days ago to go into a shadow box along with her ashes and paw prints. Once we get the shadow box and all of it completed, we have dedicated a cabinet in our home to her.

Adventure Cycling / Zwift / RGT Cycling / Peloton / Fitness

Yesterday I did get to ride on the Peloton for a few bike rides and this morning Annika got to do her a ride and a workout. Peloton has become a big help to us during our indoor exercise and fitness. I haven’t been able to get on Zwift or RGT Cycling yet due to how things are laid out within our home and the munchkins running around being so curious. If today goes well then I will start rearranging our home based on the concept we have been working on.

This morning after the munchkins go to sleep I am hoping to get a few bike rides in on peloton. Yesterday I did 20 miles, today maybe between 20-30; fingers crossed. I do miss riding bikes outside and cannot wait until the fall. I do need to fix my back tire from the bike ride with Jeff the other day, wow we’ve been busy.

PC Gaming and our Twitch Channel

We didn’t get to do any PC Gaming yesterday however I am hoping to get in a few rounds today. I haven’t decided if I will stream it on our Twitch Channel or not as still to date Twitch hasn’t shown itself to be of any use and only a waste. We’re trying to play Overwatch here and there as we have the time to build up coins so that when the Summer Loot Boxes release we can get a few of the new skins. I do think between World of Warcraft, Overwatch and The Last of Us; that’s about all of the games we need in our lives.

Movies, TV Shows, Concerts and Outings

I was so out of it yesterday that I cannot remember the movies or movie that I watched so I am not gonna try and say if I liked it or not when If I remember the title. I did get to enjoy a few episodes of Lucifer as Pugsley and I are trying to watch all of the seasons to catch up on it all for the newest season. We’re digging the show and yes it is repetitive like all other shows, we like the characters and the entertainment within it. It’s an anti-sheep thins, most wouldn’t understand, haha.

Today’s Adventure and/or Plan

So for today… Today I plan to get some Peloton bike rides in, fix my back tire on my road bike (Icarus); maybe clean the bikes. A lot of the day will be spent with Pugsley and Lilith as we work daily to train them. Some Overwatch gameplay is on the list of things I’d like to do today. A bit of Arcade and some Quick Play. We’ve been debating rearranging our home to make things a bit easier with the munchkins here and I may start today depending on how well they do with all of the movement; vacuums freak them both out.

Gotta lot of plans today, however, every day is an adventure so let’s see how it all turns out.

You Know the Drill

Alright, gang, You know the drill. Time for coffee and to get the day started, we can’t thank you all enough for the support and we look forward to bringing you another day in our nutty life tomorrow. Have an epic adventure day. Also a special note, we’ve updated some of the information below and even added to it.

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Important Mentions:

We like to keep in mind daily that not only are we always focusing on riding our bikes long distance but also that many people we know or even do not know are out on the roads and trails traveling. So if you’re out on the road driving a car please be extra cautious and watch for cyclists who may be on the road with you day or night.


We are working on a project called #AZBIKEANDHIKE. Currently, we have a Strava Club set up for #AZBIKENHIKE‘s Cycling and Hiking. We’re working on the website as we plan it to be a community for the people in Arizona that love to ride bikes and hike. Our goal is to also share great places to get gear, trails to ride or hike, and just awesome fun places to enjoy the outdoors in Arizona. More details to come as this project progresses, we can say at this time that this site will not rely or have profiles on any social media such as Twitter, Facebook, or other.

Hiking the Mormon Trail in South Mountain | Hiking | MattyAndAnnika

The following friends that we know are currently crossing the United States by Bike:

  • Jason Simons – It’s Just Pepper Baby
    • Current update on Jason. Jason has reached the halfway point and is currently riding his bike through Colorado. If you’d like to assist him with a meal or some extra funds for his trip, his PayPal email is
  • John Schweitzer – John’s Cross Country Blog
    • John and his group of cross country cyclists have started their journey and are in the snowy areas.

Special Thanks To:

Huge thanks and much love go out to following for being so amazing and supportive.

  • Our amazing 227 followers here on our website, you all are amazing and we’re thankful that you’re here.
  • Our 7 epic Patreon supporters, without you all things we do would be much harder.
  • Bike Barn of Phoenix, Dave, Mary, Paul and the rest of the staff. Without these guys and gal, we wouldn’t be riding bikes.
  • Our families and friends around the globe for all of the support.
  • Our awesome Neighbors within our condos that have been checking on us since we lost Marley.

The epic peeps above are amazing and we thank them all the time. Hugs guys and gals and we wish you all an amazing adventure day and a great weekend.

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